Netherlands


Dutch ruling ‘unlikely’ to impact Belgian cable wholesale regulation

The rejection by a Dutch court of cable wholesale regulation is unlikely to be followed by Belgium, according to analysts at Jefferies, with the two countries’ respective regulators making different assumptions in implementing the rules governing access to cable networks. Analysing the likely performance of Belgian telcos Proximus and Orange Belgium in light of the […]

VodafoneZiggo wins appeal on open access ruling

Liberty Global and Vodafone’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo has secured a legal victory that overturns a previous regulatory ruling requiring it to open up its cable access network to third-party providers. The group won an appeal before the CBb business appeals tribunal that overturned markets regulator ACM’s open-access ruling. “We are very satisfied with the CBb’s […]

Vivendi and Mediaset in move and countermove as merger battle rages on

Mediaset has withdrawn the filing of its Dutch merger project in the Netherlands in the face of the threat of fresh legal action by arch-rival Vivendi and has counterattacked by launching its own lawsuit. Mediaset said that the French media giant had threatened legal action on the grounds that the merger plan filed by Mediaset […]

KPN launches 1Gbps service as Dutch broadband battle heats up

Dutch telco KPN has launched a 1Gbps fibre broadband service for €65 a month. The new offering provides upload speeds of 500Mbps, with a symmetrical service promised by the end of the year. The 1Gbps service is available to over 1.2 million homes currently, and the operator expects that all fibre broadband customers will be […]

Dutch court rejects Vivendi move to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has suffered a reverse in its ongoing battle to prevent the creation of a new merged Mediaset group after a Dutch court rejected an attempt by the French media giant to have the creation of Mediaset’s proposed Dutch-registered holding company for the venture suspended. The court ruled that there were no grounds to suspend […]

Vivendi to appeal as Italian court rejects bid to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has vowed to appeal a court ruling in Milan that rejected its request to suspend the creation of Mediaset’s new combined pan-European holding company – MediaForEurope – to house the merged Italian and Spanish arms of the company. The French media giant criticised the court ruling, arguing that it had limited itself to evaluating […]

KPN loses TV customers following integration of low-cost brands

KPN lost 14,000 TV customers in a rough fourth quarter for the Dutch telco, including 5,000 IPTV customers. KPN, which has over the past few years seen its IPTV numbers rise as its historic digital-terrestrial base declines, has been hit over the last couple of quarters by the integration of the Telfort brand and discontinuation […]

ODMedia to manage Ziggo Sport YouTube service

Ziggo Sport, which operates Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo’s sports centric YouTube channel, has hired content distribution specialist ODMedia Group to manage the service.  Expoza, ODMedia Group’s specialised YouTube division, will handle all aspects of management for the online sports channel to further expand the property together with Ziggo Sport. VodafoneZiggo launched Sport in May 2014. […]

KPN unveils plans to fibre up Amsterdam

Dutch telco has announced plans to connect 320,000 homes in Amsterdam – one of the strongholds of rival service provider VodafoneZiggo – to its fibre network over the next few years. The telecom operator has plans to start rolling out fibre-to-the-home networks in the the Amsterdam-Noord and Buitenveldert neighbourhoods in the first quarter of 2020. […]

KPN offering Amazon Prime Video via its TV UI

Dutch service provider KPN has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its TV user interface, allowing users to access the service direct from the TV menu in what the company describes as a first for the Dutch market. Customers that have signed up for Amazon Prime Video will be able to get direct access via the […]

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