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KPN launches flexible triple-play offering

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new all-in-one triple-play offering, KPN Hussel, that allows customers to choose from multiple options and make regular changes, with discounts available for the purchase of multiple services. KPN said that the new offering was designed to provide customers with “more flexibility” in buying and opting out of programming choice […]

KPN confirms Farwerck as new CEO amid management changes

KPN has confirmed the appointment of Joost Farwerck as its new CEO following the debacle of its appointment of former Proximus chief executive Dominique Leroy, which was cancelled this week following the opening of an investigation regarding share dealing by the executive in the weeks leading up to her nomination. The Dutch telco had earlier […]

KPN calls time on appointment of under-investigation Leroy

Dutch telco KPN has said Dominique Leroy “is no longer a candidate” to be chief executive of the company after its appointment of the former Proximus CEO was derailed by an investigation into the sale of shares by the latter ahead of her resignation from the Belgian service provider. KPN said that the length of […]

Proximus’s Leroy ‘regrets perception’ created by share sale ahead of KPN move

Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy has come under fire over the sale of shares in the Belgian telco ahead of the announcement that she is to be appointed CEO of KPN. Leroy, who sold shares in Proximus on August 1, a month ahead of the KPN announcement, apologised for the perception created by the move. Leroy […]

KPN names Proximus’ Dominique Leroy as CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Proximus chief Dominique Leroy as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who is taking over as chief executive of Sky Italia. KPN said Leroy would take the helm at the Dutch telco from December 1. Leroy has been CEO of Proximus, formerly Belgacom, since 2014, having joined the Belgian telco […]

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 […]

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