Netherlands


RTL sees pay VOD base grow by 60%

RTL Group grew its paying video-on-demand subscriber base in Germany and the Netherlands to 1.15 million at the end of March, up 59% year-on-year. CEO Thomas Rabe hailed the “good progress” the company has made towards achieving its goal of “building local streaming champions in the European countries where we have strong families of channels”. […]

Fries: Liberty Global ‘never so well positioned’ to create value

Liberty Global has never been “so well positioned to create value for shareholders” despite the challenges it faces, according to CEO Mike Fries. Speaking after the company released modest Q1 results, Fries said that the cable giant was “on the verge of completing a series of transactions that will leave us with a more concentrated […]

Tele2 Netherlands’ James to quit

Jon James, executive VP and former CEO of Tele2 Netherlands – and former Com Hem executive – is to leave the company at the end of June. Following the merger of Tele2 and T-Mobile in the Netherlands, announced on January 2nd2019, Jon James, Executive Vice President and former CEO Tele2 Netherlands, will officially leave Tele2 […]

KPN IPTV gains offset DTT losses

Dutch telco KPN narrowly increased its overall TV base in the first quarter, with 16,000 net additions to its IPTV base being almost exactly offset by 15,000 losses to its digital-terrestrial and analogue bases. The telco had 2.184 million IPTV customers at the end of March, and 190,000 customers to its Digitenne DTT and analogue […]

VodafoneZiggo to switch off analogue in Utrecht

Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo is to switch off its analogue cable service in Utrecht at the beginning of July, the latest phase in the company’s digital migration strategy following switchovers in Capelle aan den IJssel, Flevoland, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, The Hague and Gelderland. The Utrecht switchover will take place on the night of […]

KPN to pull five FIC Channels from platform in June

Local Dutch media outlets are reporting that KPN is removing five Fox International Channels services from its platform. Under KPN’s proposed plan, 24Kitchen, FOX, National Geographic, NatGeo Wild and BabyTV will cease transmission from June 1. The information was initially released via KPN’s user forum. 24 Kitchen, National Geographic and FOX TV are currently available […]

BBC Studios looks to Netherlands in no-deal Brexit plan

BBC Studios is looking to migrate a chunk of its broadcast licenses to the Netherlands ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit scenario. The commercial arm of the corporation is making the move in order to continue transmitting across the European Union if the UK leaves without a deal in place. The licenses in question are […]

Delta turns to Metrological for TV app integration

Triple play provider Delta Fiber Netherlands, which operates under the brands Delta and Caiway, has chosen Metrological to provide a new, integrated TV app experience for its TV subscribers. The service is available as of this week. Ludolf Rasterhoff, CCO, Delta said: “Metrological enables us to provide our customers a complete, new and easy way […]

RTL sets ambitious SVOD target, promises big original content investment

RTL aims to grow the number of paying subscribers to its SVOD services to three million and to grow revenue from video-on-demand to €360 million by 2021, after the number of paying subscribers to its services passed the one million mark at the end of last year. CEO Bert Habets said the group would focus […]

VodafoneZiggo and AAPA claim success in combatting piracy

Liberty Global-Vodafone JV VodafoneZiggo, the Audiovisual Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAPA) and Dutch police have together secured the criminal conviction of the operator of a Netherlands-based card sharing piracy network,who has been sentenced to a conditional six-month prison sentence, with a probation period of three years, and 240 hours community service, at a court in The Hague. The AAPA […]