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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 […]

Cable Europe calls on EC to reject Dutch watchdog’s market analysis

Cable industry body Cable Europe has called on the EC to reject a draft market analysis carried out by Dutch regulator the Autoriteit Comsument & Markt (ACM) that concluded that Liberty Global and Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo holds “joint significant market power” with incumbent telco KPN. The ACM finding means that both KPN and VodafoneZiggo will […]

KPN adds to IPTV base

Dutch telecom operator KPN added 10,000 IPTV customers to its base in the second quarter. The operator’s overall share of the Dutch TV market remained flat at 32%. While KPN’s IPTV base rose by 3.9% year-on-year, its digital terrestrial TV base declined by 23% to 225,000, with 23,000 losses in Q2 alone. The operator, which […]

Viceland extends reach in Netherlands

Vice Media-owned alternative lifestyle and entertainment TV channel Viceland has extended its reach in The Netherlands by over two million new households following carriage deals with KPN and T-Mobile. Viceland will bring its mix of international content and local productions to both platforms on July 18. KPN and T-Mobile subscribers will be able to content […]

KPN taps Accenture to enhance iTV service

Dutch operator KPN has agreed a new five-year deal with Accenture, in a move designed to enhance the customer experience of KPN’s digital video service iTV. Accenture will implement and run the latest version of its digital video platform, AVS 6, which will allow KPN to test, build, and scale personalised video experiences. “To compete […]

KPN to shut down KPN Play due to ‘insufficient demand’

Dutch teclo KPN is due to shut down its over-the-top TV service KPN Play on July 2 citing “insufficient demand”. In a statement the company said that the subscription online service, which offered a new way of watching TV when it launched in 2015, did not get sufficient traction. During June the company will make […]

KPN names new strategy chief

Dutch telco KPN has named Wouter Stammeijer as executive vice-president of strategy. Stammeijer, 37, who is currently head of investor relations for KPN, replaces Jan Wildeboer, 65. He will take up his post on June 1. Stammeijer worked in the telecom sector team for ING Wholesale Banking before joining KPN in 2010. Reinout Van Ierschot, […]

KPN sees IPTV base rise as DTT base falls

Dutch telco KPN grew its overall TV base by 1.6% year-on-year in the quarter to March, taking its total to 2.3374 million. Growth of 4.8% in KPN’s IPTV base, which now numbers 2.127 million was partially offset by a 19% decline in its Digitenne digital-terrestrial and analogue TV customers, now numbering 248,000. KPN’s overall TV […]

Ibarra takes over at KPN

Maximo Ibarra has taken over the role of CEO of Dutch telco KPN from previous incumbent Eelco Blok in a move that was initially announced in October last year. The telco also reappointed CFO Jan Kees de Jager to the board. KPN’s annual general meeting also approved the reappointment of former Telenet CEO Duco Sickinghe […]