Netherlands


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 […]

KPN launches new business TV service

Dutch telco KPN is launching a business TV service for small and medium enterprises. The move is designed to enable smaller companies to provide TV services in their reception areas or in office canteens and common areas, according to the service provider. Business TV will include interactive functionality, enabling enterprise customers to pause, record and […]

Youfone taps Red Bee Channel Store for TV aggregation

Technology outfit Red Bee is providing channel distribution services for the Dutch independent telecom provider Youfone, with the Red Bee Channel Store enabling it to create bundles with local and international news, sports and entertainment for its TV subscription service. Red Bee’s Channel Store provides access to a global platform for signal aggregation and a […]

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 […]