Netherlands


KPN loses TV customers

KPN lost 13,000 TV customers in the third quarter, taking its total TV base to 2.34 million. The bulk of the losses came from the Digitenne digital-terrestrial offer, but KPN’s IPTV base failed to grow, with the loss of 2,000 customers on top of the loss of 7,000 for the platform in the previous quarter. […]

KPN launches flexible triple-play offering

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new all-in-one triple-play offering, KPN Hussel, that allows customers to choose from multiple options and make regular changes, with discounts available for the purchase of multiple services. KPN said that the new offering was designed to provide customers with “more flexibility” in buying and opting out of programming choice […]

KPN confirms Farwerck as new CEO amid management changes

KPN has confirmed the appointment of Joost Farwerck as its new CEO following the debacle of its appointment of former Proximus chief executive Dominique Leroy, which was cancelled this week following the opening of an investigation regarding share dealing by the executive in the weeks leading up to her nomination. The Dutch telco had earlier […]

KPN calls time on appointment of under-investigation Leroy

Dutch telco KPN has said Dominique Leroy “is no longer a candidate” to be chief executive of the company after its appointment of the former Proximus CEO was derailed by an investigation into the sale of shares by the latter ahead of her resignation from the Belgian service provider. KPN said that the length of […]

Disney+ debuts in the Netherlands with free trial

Disney+, the new streaming service from the media giant, is now available in the Netherlands on Android devices for a free trial. The trial, with limited content, is free and includes Disney’s Collection section, which includes movies and shows grouped into collections to make content discovery easier. Disney will use the Dutch launch as a […]

KPN names Proximus’ Dominique Leroy as CEO

Dutch telco KPN has named Proximus chief Dominique Leroy as its new CEO, replacing Maximo Ibarra, who is taking over as chief executive of Sky Italia. KPN said Leroy would take the helm at the Dutch telco from December 1. Leroy has been CEO of Proximus, formerly Belgacom, since 2014, having joined the Belgian telco […]

KPN launches children’s portal

Dutch KPN has launched a portal on its iTV app specifically aimed at children aged 0-6.  A part of the KPN iTV app on tablets, subscribers can access a child-friendly environment for watching content such as Bob the Builder and Dora The Explorer. The move is an attempt to create a service for KPN subscribers […]

KPN sees TV numbers fall

Dutch telco KPN’s overall TV base declined sharply in the second quarter, with a decline in IPTV numbers compounding the long-term decline in digital-terrestrial TV service Digitenne’s base. The company had 2.177 million IPTV customers at the end of June, down from 2.184 million at the end of Q1. Digital-terrestrial and cable customers numbered 176,000, […]

RTL steps up international exclusive content drive with new formats unit

RTL Group is stepping up its efforts to build exclusive content with the launch of Format Creation Group (FC Group), a new creative unit that will develop non-scripted formats exclusively for RTL broadcasters and streaming services. The new unit will be based in Hilversum and led by managing director Matthias Scholten (pictured), a long-time TV […]

SPI International names Liberty Global’s Bergman as Film1 chief

Channel provider SPI International has named former Liberty Global programming chief Jeroen Bergman as managing director of its new acquisition, Netherlands-based film service Film1. SPI International announced the acquisition of the brand assets of Film1, a premium television and video on demand service in the Netherlands, last week. Bergman will head up Film1’s operations in the Netherlands […]

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