Netherlands


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 […]

M7 taps Harmonic for World Cup in UHD TV

Pay TV operator M7 Group has chosen technology outfit Harmonic to provide an Ultra HD video processing solution for live video distribution of the FIFA World Cup from Russia. The tournament matches are being delivered live in native UHD to all of M7 Group’s Canal Digitaal subscribers in The Netherlands via a dedicated channel called […]

Sony Pictures TV makes first streaming move in Western Europe

Sony Pictures Television Networks (SPTN) is expanding into OTT in Western Europe for the first time by launching Film1, its premium pay movie service, in the Netherlands. Film1 will deliver exclusive, first-run films via a new OTT service where customers can watch over three hundred films on-demand, direct to a screen whenever it suits them. […]

Kabelnoord taps Amino for FTTH TV rollout

Dutch cable operator Kabelnoord has tapped Amino to provide its MOVE multiscreen video platform to offer advanced TV services as part of its rollout of a fibre-to-the-home network. Kabelnoord currently provides a mix of DVB-C and fibre-based services to almost 30,000 customers in Friesland and will shortly undertake a major expansion of its footprint in […]

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 […]

EC confirms approval of Liberty Global Ziggo acquisition

The European Commission has confirmed its approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo in the Netherlands. The EC’s move follows annulment of its earlier approval of the 2014 acquisition by the EU General Court last year. The EC originally approved the merger of UPC Netherlands and Ziggo subject to the condition that […]

Canal Digitaal teams up with pubcasters for 4K UHD World Cup

M7 Group-owned Dutch satellite pay TV platform Canal Digitaal is to air matches from the forthcoming football World Cup in 4K Ultra HD. M7 has struck an agreement with Dutch public broadcaster NPO/NOS to air matches from the competition, which takes place in Russia from June 14 until July 15, in 4K UHD. The World […]

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, […]

Ziggo tests 4K set-top box

Ziggo has confirmed that it is testing a 4K media box, following reports that the box will run apps including Netflix and have a voice remote control. Dutch technology news site Tweakers first reported that Ziggo is running a closed test on the box with a small group of users, with a public test likely to follow. […]

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 […]

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