Netherlands


Netflix unveils raft of European originals

Netflix is set to launch a new string of European originals including a Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) football drama and its first Dutch original. The Fellowes drama will see Netflix and London and LA-based prodco 42 look at football from a class perspective, featuring both Etonians and factory workers alike. For its first Dutch series, […]

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 […]

Xite and SpotX team up for programmatic advertising

Personalised music channel provider Xite has tapped dvertising technology provider SpotX to offer programmatic advertising to media buyers. Xite users can search for videos, create their own music video channel, watch curated channels, and like or skip videos, delivering data about viewers’ preferences via Dutch cable operator Ziggo’s interactive set-top boxes. The resulting algorithms are […]

KPN launches new TV app as content portability kicks in

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new interactive TV app with a new design and added functionality. The launch of the new app also comes as the EU mandates content portability for paid-for TV services, enabling subscribers to view the services they pay for while travelling temporarily abroad within the EU. The new KPN app […]

T-Mobile Netherlands to shut down Knippr

T-Mobile Netherlands has announced plans to shut down its mobile-first over-the-top TV service Knippr on June 1, two years after it launched. In a post on the Knippr site, T-Mobile said that the success of a service like Knippr relies on scale, which it has not yet achieved and will not be able to realise […]

Virgin Media boosts Liberty Global in mixed quarter

Virgin Media’s performance helped Liberty Global beat analysts’ expectations on revenue growth in the fourth quarter, with the UK cable operator turning in rebased revenue growth of 4.4% thanks in part to the expansion of its footprint. However, Liberty saw slower subscriber growth in a number of markets. Virgin Media built out its network to […]

Liberty Global’s Fries confident on direction of regulation in Europe

Liberty Global is not overly concerned about threats to regulate cable in European markets, despite “politicized” moves to regulate in specific markets, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Speaking at the Citi’s 2018 Global TMT West conference, Fries also played down the threat that the European Electronic Communications Code, currently going through the ‘trilogue’ […]

Delta taps Amino for Move TV

Dutch cable operator Delta has tapped Amino to provide its Move TV delivery platform for the operator’s recently-launched TV service. Amino worked with Delta to help it migrate its existing cable TV subscriber base to an all IP-based service model – and enable a range of advanced service features and user experience improvements alongside an […]

Dutch Delta launches interactive TV service

Dutch cable operator Delta has launched an interactive TV service with a new set-top and user interface. The new Delta TV service offers advanced features such as pause live TV, multiscreen viewing, startover and cloud DVR. The launch means that Delta is now able to offer interactive TV via the main screen for the first […]

Netflix ISP Index: Austria overtakes Belgium in EMEA rankings

Austria overtook Belgium to claim the fourth-fastest average internet speeds in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region, according to Netflix’s November ISP Speed Index. In Austria the average speed during the month was 3.87 Mbps, pipping Belgium at 3.86 Mbps. Another strong month for Austria meant the country has climbed the Netflix rankings […]

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