Netherlands


Dutch court rejects Vivendi move to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has suffered a reverse in its ongoing battle to prevent the creation of a new merged Mediaset group after a Dutch court rejected an attempt by the French media giant to have the creation of Mediaset’s proposed Dutch-registered holding company for the venture suspended. The court ruled that there were no grounds to suspend […]

Vivendi to appeal as Italian court rejects bid to stop Mediaset merger

Vivendi has vowed to appeal a court ruling in Milan that rejected its request to suspend the creation of Mediaset’s new combined pan-European holding company – MediaForEurope – to house the merged Italian and Spanish arms of the company. The French media giant criticised the court ruling, arguing that it had limited itself to evaluating […]

KPN loses TV customers following integration of low-cost brands

KPN lost 14,000 TV customers in a rough fourth quarter for the Dutch telco, including 5,000 IPTV customers. KPN, which has over the past few years seen its IPTV numbers rise as its historic digital-terrestrial base declines, has been hit over the last couple of quarters by the integration of the Telfort brand and discontinuation […]

ODMedia to manage Ziggo Sport YouTube service

Ziggo Sport, which operates Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo’s sports centric YouTube channel, has hired content distribution specialist ODMedia Group to manage the service.  Expoza, ODMedia Group’s specialised YouTube division, will handle all aspects of management for the online sports channel to further expand the property together with Ziggo Sport. VodafoneZiggo launched Sport in May 2014. […]

KPN unveils plans to fibre up Amsterdam

Dutch telco has announced plans to connect 320,000 homes in Amsterdam – one of the strongholds of rival service provider VodafoneZiggo – to its fibre network over the next few years. The telecom operator has plans to start rolling out fibre-to-the-home networks in the the Amsterdam-Noord and Buitenveldert neighbourhoods in the first quarter of 2020. […]

KPN offering Amazon Prime Video via its TV UI

Dutch service provider KPN has integrated Amazon Prime Video into its TV user interface, allowing users to access the service direct from the TV menu in what the company describes as a first for the Dutch market. Customers that have signed up for Amazon Prime Video will be able to get direct access via the […]

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 […]