Netherlands


VodafoneZiggo turns to Teleste for upgrade components

Broadband technology provider Teleste has secured what it describes as a significant order from Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo for various network components to secure the operator’s network upgrades in 2023 and onwards. The ordered components, including broadband amplifiers and RF passives, will be part of the Liberty Global-Vodafone JV’s ongoing nationwide network upgrade. VodafoneZiggo has […]

Management changes for Vodafone Deutschland and VodafoneZiggo

Vodafone Deutschland has named Marcel de Groot, chief commercial officer of Vodafone’s Dutch JV with Liberty Global, VodafoneZiggo, as its new managing director for consumer business. De Groot, a Vodafone veteran, has served as head of the consumer business at Vodafone since the company was created in 2017. Previously he served as director of the […]

HBO Max strikes distribution deal with KPN

Warner Bros. Discovery streamer HBO Max has struck a distribution deal with Dutch telco KPN. The agreement means that KPN customers will soon be able to watch HBO Max through KPN. HBO Max will be available to 3.6 million Dutch households. From September, KPN customers can add an HBO Max subscription to their KPN Internet, […]

RTL sees streaming growth accelerate

Paying subscribers for RTL Group’s streaming services in Germany and the Netherlands was up 48% to more than 4.5 million for the first half of the year. Streaming revenue was up 21.5% to €130 million. Paying subscribers for Germany’s RTL+ increased 68.9% year on year to 3.427 million. RTL said that its strategic partnership with […]

Fries: no plan to replicate Telenet/Fluvius model in the Netherlands

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s plan to split off its infrastructure into a new joint venture with utility group Fluvius does not offer a template for a similar move in neighbouring the Netherlands, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global posted less-than-stellar Q2 results at the end of […]

ducktv gains carriage with Ziggo

Slovakia-based media outfit Mega Max Media has launched toddlier channel ducktv on Ziggo’s cable platform in the Netherlands. All customers of Ziggo with a Movies & Series XL or TV Channels Plus package will be able to view ducktv at channel 311. The channel offers curated programming aimed at children from six months to four […]

RTL-Telekom partnership fuels spectacular streaming growth

RTL’s streaming partnership with Deutsche Telekom has continued to fuel spectacular growth for its RTL+ offering, which grew its base by 84.6% in the year to March to reach 3.172 million subscribers. Taken together with Dutch streaming offering Videoland, which grew its base by 12.9% to reach 1.136 million subs, the RTL+ numbers mean that […]

Dizi launches on Amazon Prime Channels in the Netherlands

SPI International’s premium Turkish drama hub Dizi has furthered its Western European expansion by launching on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands. Building on its launch in Spain, Dizi’s curated selection of Turkish series is now available on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands as add-on paid monthly subscription package. The package currently features a subscription […]

RTL sees rocketing streaming growth and surging revenues

Paying customers for RTL’s RTL+ and Videoland streaming services numbered 3.8 million by the end of 2021, up from 3.4 million for the third quarter. The number of paying subscribers for German streamer RTL+ more than doubled to 2.712 million compared to 1.286 million at the end of December. The strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom […]

Viaplay launches in the Netherlands

Nordic Entertainment (NENT Group) streamer Viaplay has launched in the Netherlands today offering a combination of premium live sports, Viaplay Originals, Hollywood films and series, and kids content. The Viaplay Dutch service comprises a single package with an introductory price of €9.99 per month, ahead of a price hike in August to a regular rate […]

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