Netherlands


Berenberg positive on NENT Group’s upping of sub targets and EBIT losses

Nordic streaming outfit Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT Group) ambitious international rollout plan for Viaplay is “likely to bear fruit in the medium term”, despite increased EBIT losses as it finances it expansion, according to an analysis by Berenberg. At NENT Group’s capital markets day last week the streaming outfit raised its subscriber target for 2025 […]

Mediaset on the up as it completes Dutch move

Mediaset has now moved its registered office to the Netherlands, fulfilling a long-ambition that was also long-delayed because of the dispute between the Italian media company and one of its major shareholders, Vivendi. Pier Silvio Berlusconi will now be CEO of Mediaset NV, the new Dutch registered company, with Fedele Confalonieri serving as chairman. Mediaset’s […]

IBC organisers welcome end of Dutch quarantine rules

The organisers of the IBC trade show have welcomed news that the Dutch government is to relax restrictions on international travel to the country from high-risk COVID territories such as the UK and the US later this month. “IBC applauds the announcement from the Dutch Government relaxing COVID-19 social distancing measures and removing quarantine rules […]

FilmBox to launch in Netherlands with Delta Fiber

In a move that marks the expansion of SPI’s FilmBox brand in the Netherlands, the company has struck a deal to launch its FilmBox offering with Dutch telecom provider Delta Fiber. Delta Fiber, owned by Swedish private equity group EQT, operates the Delta Fiber and Caiway cable networks in the country, having acquired Caiway in 2017. Caiway subscribers […]

Liberty Global partners with Plume for intelligent WiFi rollout in Netherlands and Poland

Liberty Global has rolled out an ‘intelligent WiFi’ update to its Connect box routers in three million homes in the Netherlands and Poland in the form of a ‘free upgrade’. The company says that the upgrade will provide its customers with faster and more stagble connections for devices. The cable giant has partnered with intelligent […]

RTL to rebrand TV Now as RTL+, plans international rollout in ’22

RTL Group had over three million paying streaming subscribers at the half-year point, a highlight in a very strong set of results for the pan-European media outfit, which is to rebrand its TV Now OTT service as RTL+ ahead of an international rollout. RTL’s top line jumped by 13.7% to €3 billion and EBITA increased […]

NENT Group ‘set for bigger losses’ in near term, but international prospects look good

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) is set to incur increased cumulative losses as it spends more on content to feed its international growth ambitions for streaming service Viaplay, but the company’s big international bet is likely to be justified, according to analysts at Berenberg. Following NENT Group’s announcement that it was doubling its international subscriber outlook […]

RTL Netherlands to merge with Talpa Network

RTL Group and John de Mol’s Talpa Network have struck a deal to merge their broadcasting and affiliated media businesses in the Netherlands to create a unified Dutch cross-media group. The pair said that the combined group would be able to step up investments in local content, technology and data, offering Dutch audiences a broad […]

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 […]

Film1 Action launches on Amazon Prime channels

SPI International/FilmBox-owned Dutch movie service Film1 has launched its Film1 Action linear channel on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands. Film1 Action will be included in the Film1 add-on package where it will complete a lineup of Film1’s four linear channels and on-demand selection. Film1 launched its three other linear channels – Film1 Premiere, Film1 Drama and Film1 Family – […]

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