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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 […]

KPN and Talpa Network unveil personalisation plans

Dutch telco KPN and broadcaster Talpa Network have unveiled ambitions to introduce greater levels of personalisation into content recommendation and advertising. Now in test phase, the partners say users will receive personalised viewing tips and customised ads, which will reach specific groups in a more targeted way. However, they stress that users will only receive […]

Telekom ‘surprised’ by EC objections to Tele2 merger

Deutsche Telekom has expressed surprise after the European Commission addressed a statement of objections to its proposed Dutch merger with Tele2 as part of its ongoing in-depth investigation into the deal. In its preliminary analysis the Commission raised competition concerns about the effect of the merger on the mobile retail market, notably in the residential […]

Cable Europe unsatisfied with EC position on VodafoneZiggo

Cable industry body Cable Europe has expressed its disappointment with the “open-ended and unclear” position of the European Commission has taken on the Liberty Global-Vodafone joint venture, VodafoneZiggo A draft decision by the Dutch regulator indentified the JV, as well as incumbent telco KPN, as having collective significant market power in the wholesale fixed broadband access market. […]

KPN splits consumer and business commercial management

KPN has announced a series of management changes that will see the Dutch telco manage its operations through an executive committee and split the role of chief commercial officer in two. The CCO role will now be split in consumer and business market roles, which the telco said would result in clear end-to-end responsibilities and […]

Love Nature 4K expands European footprint

Love Nature 4K has agreed two new channel distribution deals in Europe, launching in the Netherlands on Dutch-speaking service KPN and in Switzerland via IPTV platform Swisscom. The move follows the recent debut of Love Nature’s wildlife and nature channel on Virgin Media in the UK and is part of the company’s broader expansion in […]

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