KPN adds ESPN channels to DTT platform Digitenne

Dutch telco KPN has added sports channel ESPN to its DTT platform Digitenne. From January 1, 2023, KPN will include open channel ESPN1 to Digitenne’s channel list for free. There will also be an option to acquire ESPN 2 & 3 as an extra channel package. “With a beautiful sporting winter approaching, I am happy […]

HBO Max strikes distribution deal with KPN

Warner Bros. Discovery streamer HBO Max has struck a distribution deal with Dutch telco KPN. The agreement means that KPN customers will soon be able to watch HBO Max through KPN. HBO Max will be available to 3.6 million Dutch households. From September, KPN customers can add an HBO Max subscription to their KPN Internet, […]

Disney partners with KPN for Disney+/ESPN bundle

Dutch telco KPN has announced an expanded distribution deal with Disney. The deal will see KPN offer Disney+ to subscribers, while it also sees the continued carriage of ESPN sports channels. Subscribers can add Disney+ to their KPN subscription for €8.99 per month, or the combination of Disney+ and ESPN Complete for €19.99 – representing […]

KPN passes fibre milestone

Dutch service provider KPN has passed the milestone of three million fibre broadband customers. The landmark means that over 75% of Dutch fibre homes are connected to the KPN network, according to the operator, which says that 3.9 million homes in the country have a fibre broadband connection – close to half the total. KPN […]

KPN rejects bids

Dutch telco KPN has said it has rejected two bids to acquire the company on the grounds that they failed to offer an additional value over the company’s own growth strategy. KPN said that its boards concluded that both approaches fail to provide tangible and material added value over KPN’s recently updated growth strategy KPN […]

DTVE to present symposium on subscriber retention

Digital TV Europe has partnered with research house Omdia and broadcast equipment company ATEME to present a DTVE Digital Symposium session on quality of experience and subscriber retention. Service providers are turning to OTT technology to deliver a wider range of services more cost-effectively. As competition intensifies, they are under pressure to acquire and retain […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Ex-Proximus CEO Leroy becomes Deutsche Telekom Europe chief

Former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy is to join the board of Deutsche Telekom’s as head of the latter’s Europe segment – referring to countries within Europe outside Germany – from November 1. Leroy succeeds Srini Gopalan, who will assume responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s Germany segment at the same time. Leroy was CEO of Belgium operator […]

KPN names A1’s Plater to supervisory board

Dutch telco KPN has named A1 Telekom Austria COO Alejandro Plater to its supervisory board as the designate member for América Móvil. Plater will succeed Carlos García Moreno Elizondo who has decided to step down for personal reasons. García Moreno Elizondo, who is currently CFO of América Móvil, joined the KPN board in 2013 designated […]

KPN launches new business TV service

Dutch telco KPN is launching a business TV service for small and medium enterprises. The move is designed to enable smaller companies to provide TV services in their reception areas or in office canteens and common areas, according to the service provider. Business TV will include interactive functionality, enabling enterprise customers to pause, record and […]

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