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KPN launches children’s portal

Dutch KPN has launched a portal on its iTV app specifically aimed at children aged 0-6.  A part of the KPN iTV app on tablets, subscribers can access a child-friendly environment for watching content such as Bob the Builder and Dora The Explorer. The move is an attempt to create a service for KPN subscribers […]

KPN sees TV numbers fall

Dutch telco KPN’s overall TV base declined sharply in the second quarter, with a decline in IPTV numbers compounding the long-term decline in digital-terrestrial TV service Digitenne’s base. The company had 2.177 million IPTV customers at the end of June, down from 2.184 million at the end of Q1. Digital-terrestrial and cable customers numbered 176,000, […]

KPN launches DreamWorks, updated Fox Sports 1 channels for KPN iTV

Dutch Telco KPN has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International to launch DreamWorks on KPN iTV. The channel, which launches today (July 23), will initially operate for several hours a day building to a full 24-hour broadcast schedule in September. Content shown on the DreamWorks channel includes family shows and movies such as The Adventures […]

Sky Italia confirms Ibarra as CEO

Sky Italia has confirmed that KPN chief executive Maximo Ibarra is to be its new CEO. Confirmation of the appointment was widely expected after Ibarra resigned his position with the Dutch telco on Monday. KPN said that he had decided to leave after just over a year in the job for pressing family reasons and […]

Departing KPN chief Ibarra tipped to head Sky Italia

Maximo Ibarra, who has been hotly tipped to replace Andrea Zappia as CEO of Sky Italia, has resigned as chief executive of KPN. According to the Dutch telco’s statement, Ibarra has resigned for pressing family reasons and because he is to move back to Italy to “take up a new executive position”. Ibarra will continue […]

KPN IPTV gains offset DTT losses

Dutch telco KPN narrowly increased its overall TV base in the first quarter, with 16,000 net additions to its IPTV base being almost exactly offset by 15,000 losses to its digital-terrestrial and analogue bases. The telco had 2.184 million IPTV customers at the end of March, and 190,000 customers to its Digitenne DTT and analogue […]

KPN to pull five FIC Channels from platform in June

Local Dutch media outlets are reporting that KPN is removing five Fox International Channels services from its platform. Under KPN’s proposed plan, 24Kitchen, FOX, National Geographic, NatGeo Wild and BabyTV will cease transmission from June 1. The information was initially released via KPN’s user forum. 24 Kitchen, National Geographic and FOX TV are currently available […]

KPN launches smart TV app

Dutch telco KPN has launched a smart TV app that will enable subscribers to watch its TV service without the need for a set-top box. The app provides advanced functions such as pause live TV, restart and DVR. KPN said that the app would be ideal for viewers wishing to watch its service in rooms […]

Digitenne losses take KPN TV numbers down

Dutch telco KPN saw its TV base decline slightly in 2018 as losses at digital-terrestrial service Digitenne outweighed modest gains in its IPTV base. KPN ended the year with 2.373 million TV customers, including 2.168 million IPTV customers – up 2.5% – and 205,000 Digitenne and analogue customers – down 22%. The telco maintained a […]

KPN names new technology chief and restructures management

Dutch telco KPN has named Babak Fouladi to the new position of chief technology and digital officer. Fouladi is currently the group chief technology and information officer at South African telecom provider MTN Group. He has also worked in senior roles for Vodafone Spain and Vodafone Romania, and for Ericsson in Russia. His appointment at […]

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