Netherlands


Liberty Global’s Fries looking to Belgian merger, fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global is hoping part-owned Belgian operator Telenet will take advantage of the renewed sale of Wallonia-region cable operator Voo to create a national-scale player in the country, according to CEO Mike Fries.  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference online last week,  Fries said that the acquisition of Voo by […]

RTL posts improved advertising numbers as streaming subs soar

Broadcasting group RTL has made a modest comeback in the third quarter, with ad revenues close to being on a par with 2019 – a much better performance than anticipated – and streaming subscriber numbers rising by a third year-on-year. RTL had 1.79 million subscribers to its German RTL Now and Dutch Videoland streaming services […]

Mixed fortunes for telcos in TV in Q3

A clutch of European telcos across Switzerland and the Benelux reported their Q3 numbers this week, with mixed results for their respective TV services. Swisscom has struggled to increase its TV base in what the company regularly describes as a saturated market. The operator did see its TV numbers rise by a modest 0.7% year-on-year, […]

Ex-Proximus CEO Leroy becomes Deutsche Telekom Europe chief

Former Proximus CEO Dominique Leroy is to join the board of Deutsche Telekom’s as head of the latter’s Europe segment – referring to countries within Europe outside Germany – from November 1. Leroy succeeds Srini Gopalan, who will assume responsibility for Deutsche Telekom’s Germany segment at the same time. Leroy was CEO of Belgium operator […]

Vivendi secures new Dutch court victory in battle with Mediaset

Vivendi has hammered another nail in the coffin of Mediaset’s plan to merge its Italian and Spanish arms under a Dutch-registered holding company by winning an appeal in the Netherlands that resulted in a further suspension the project in that jurisdiction. The Dutch court ruling comes after Mediaset was forced to abandon its current merger […]

Youfone launches Android TV-based service with Amino

Dutch mobile service provider Youfone has launched what it describes as the first Android TV operator tier service in the Netherlands, with support from technology partners Amino and 24i. The service, which has been available since August 3, provides Youfone customers with an integrated OTT, video-on-demand and live TV offering for TVs and mobile devices. […]

VodafoneZiggo resumes digital switchover of cable network

Liberty Global and Vodafone’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo is to restart the phased digitisation of its cable TV service, suspended earlier due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The company is restarting the operation to fully digitise its analogue cable TV service in the Leiden-Amstelveen and Hoogeveen-Meppel regions,which will see their analogue TV signal shut down on the […]

Mediaset’s merger decision pushed back to September by Dutch court

The Dutch court hearing Vivendi’s appeal against an earlier judgement that rejected the French media group’s call for a suspension of Mediaset’s plans to create a merged European media entity based in the Netherlands has pushed back its final ruling until September 1. The court move further frustrates Mediaset’s ambition of closing the merger of […]

KPN names A1’s Plater to supervisory board

Dutch telco KPN has named A1 Telekom Austria COO Alejandro Plater to its supervisory board as the designate member for América Móvil. Plater will succeed Carlos García Moreno Elizondo who has decided to step down for personal reasons. García Moreno Elizondo, who is currently CFO of América Móvil, joined the KPN board in 2013 designated […]

VodafoneZiggo launches new Go app tethered to screens at home

Liberty Global and Vodafone-owned Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo has launched a new version of its Ziggo Go TV app designed with home use on second and third TVs in mind. The app can be used on Apple, Android and Amazon Fire TV and can be downloaded from the relevant app stores as of yesterday. The […]

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