Netherlands


Parrot Analytics: Orange is the New Black leads Dutch digital original listing

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black was the most in-demand digital original in the Netherlands for the week ending September 9, according to Parrot Analytics’ latest statistics. Parrot Analytics analyses the demand for recent popular digital titles across international markets, based on the application of artificial intelligence to expressions of demand across social media, fan sites, […]

Liberty Global’s Fries mulls Swiss consolidation and a Dutch buyout

Liberty Global is mulling potential consolidation in the Swiss market and a longer-term decision about whether to buy out Vodafone in its Dutch JV, according to president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries, speaking at the Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia Conference in the US, said that Switzerland remains a “challenging” market and that Liberty was looking at […]

Telekom ‘surprised’ by EC objections to Tele2 merger

Deutsche Telekom has expressed surprise after the European Commission addressed a statement of objections to its proposed Dutch merger with Tele2 as part of its ongoing in-depth investigation into the deal. In its preliminary analysis the Commission raised competition concerns about the effect of the merger on the mobile retail market, notably in the residential […]

Vivid Red HD arrives on Tele2

Adult entertainment specialist Vivid Entertainment has added its Vivid Red HD channel to Dutch service provider Tele2’s TV line-up. Vivid Red HD, which features content from studio partners Kink, Tushy and Vixen as well as home produced content from Girlsway and Pure Taboo. On Tele2, the channel will be part of the operator’s premium package […]

VodafoneZiggo moves forward with analogue switch-off

Liberty Global-Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo has moved forwards with plans to phase out its analogue cable TV offering over the next two years. The company has announced plans to switch off the analogue signal in the Zuid-Holland-Zuid and Berkel en Rodenrijs areas, following switch-offs already completed in Capelle aan den IJssel, Flevoland and Rotterdam, […]

KPN splits consumer and business commercial management

KPN has announced a series of management changes that will see the Dutch telco manage its operations through an executive committee and split the role of chief commercial officer in two. The CCO role will now be split in consumer and business market roles, which the telco said would result in clear end-to-end responsibilities and […]

VodafoneZiggo pilots 1Gbps over DOCSIS 3.1

Liberty Global and Vodafone Dutch joint venture VodafoneZiggo is trialing a 1Gbps service in the Utrecht district. The pilot will be based on DOCSIS 3.1. Some 20 households and companies in the Oog district of Utrecht will test the high-speed service via the VodafoneZiggo cable network over the next few months. The operator has set […]

Love Nature 4K expands European footprint

Love Nature 4K has agreed two new channel distribution deals in Europe, launching in the Netherlands on Dutch-speaking service KPN and in Switzerland via IPTV platform Swisscom. The move follows the recent debut of Love Nature’s wildlife and nature channel on Virgin Media in the UK and is part of the company’s broader expansion in […]

Cable Europe calls on EC to reject Dutch watchdog’s market analysis

Cable industry body Cable Europe has called on the EC to reject a draft market analysis carried out by Dutch regulator the Autoriteit Comsument & Markt (ACM) that concluded that Liberty Global and Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo holds “joint significant market power” with incumbent telco KPN. The ACM finding means that both KPN and VodafoneZiggo will […]

RTL Netherlands taps Piksel for new digital service

Broadcaster RTL Netherlands has tapped OTT TV technology outfit Piksel to provide technology for its planned new digital service. As part of a multi-phase project, Piksel is working with RTL Netherlands to develop a new digital destination that brings together all of its most popular linear and on-demand viewing in one place, according to Piksel. […]

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