KPN sees strong IPTV growth

Dutch telco KPN added 82,000 IPTV customers in the second quarter, giving it a 24% TV market share, up five percentage points year-on-year but flat quarter-on-quarter thanks to the continued decline of its digital-terrestrial base. KPN now has 1.21 million IPTV customers, up 1.128 million in March, and 675,000 Digitenne digital-terrestrial and analogue TV customers, […]

Chello DMC appoints VOD director

Playout provider Chello DMC has appointed former KPN executive Mike Riegel as director of VOD services, based in Amsterdam.  Riegel will be responsible for managing the video-on-demand team and for the commercial development of VOD services for Chello DMC clients. With the new hire, Chello DMC, which offers playout and content management solutions, said that […]

Strong IPTV growth pushes KPN to number two

KPN now claims to be the second largest Dutch TV distributor with a 24% market share. The telco reported 116,000 IPTV additions during the quarter to the end of March, up from 79,000 additions for the quarter last year, taking its IPTV total base to 1.128 million. KPN now has an overall TV base of […]

Dutch digital TV climbs 1.8%

The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands climbed by 1.8% in the fourth quarter to 6.375 million, accounting for 82% of the country’s TV subscribers, according to new stats. The Telecompaper quarterly Dutch Television Subscribers report said that Ziggo was the largest TV operator at the end of 2012 – both in the […]

KPN launches new pay TV service for Belgium

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new pay TV service in Belgium via its local subsidiary. The service, called Snow, will combine TV, internet and telephony in a bundled offering, competing with existing providers Telenet and Belgacom. The Snow service will be marketed separately from KPN Belgium’s existing mobile telecom offering in the country, Base. […]

Ginx TV strikes four distribution deals

Video games channels and shows producer Ginx TV has struck four new EMEA distribution agreements, adding 1.4 million homes to its network. The Ginx TV channel has been added to the line-ups of T-Hrvatski Telekom’s MAXtv in Croatia, KPN’s TV service in the Netherlands and Romtelecom in Romania. Separately, Middle East pay TV provider OSN […]

Thema supplies KPN with three new channels

Channel distributor Thema has struck a deal with Dutch telco KPN that will see three channels join KPN’s TV service. Live music TV channel iConcerts will join KPN’s extended basic tier, while Spanish ‘best of’ channel Antena 3 and Moroccan public service channel 2M will join the operator’s basic tier.

KPN sells Spanish unit to Orange

Dutch telco KPN has reached agreement to sell its Spanish mobile unit, KPN Spain, to Orange Spain for an undisclosed fee. 
KPN Spain provides mobile services as an MVNO to 380,000 Spanish customers under the Simyo brand. KPN said customers would not be affected by the sale.
KPN said the sale fits with its strategy to […]

Accenture to improve KPN’s TV services

Dutch telco KPN has selected Accenture to develop and maintain innovative TV services based on the Accenture Video Solution. Under the agreement, Accenture will improve service performance and deliver KPN’s interactive TV service to multiple devices, including TVs, tablets and smartphones. The new integrated solution will add features to the iTV and iTV Online services […]

KPN’s TV market share reaches 20%

A growing IPTV subscriber base has seen Dutch telco KPN increase its TV market share to 20%. Announcing third quarter results, KPN said it added 88,000 net IPTV subs, giving it a total IPTV base of 829,000. The telco’s DTT service Digitenne continued to lose subscribers during the quarter, with a total of 741,000 customers […]