Viaplay strikes Dutch partnership with T-Mobile Netherlands

T-Mobile Netherlands and Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT Group) Viaplay streaming service have struck a multi-year partnership ahead of Viaplay’s launch in the country on March 1. T-Mobile will offer four months’ free Viaplay access to its customers in combination with a new T-Mobile broadband subscription. At a later stage, T-Mobile will make the streaming service […]

FilmBox Arthouse launches on Amazon Prime Channels in Netherlands

SPI/FilmBox’s FilmBox Arthouse service has launched on Amazon Prime Video Channels in the Netherlands as an add-on paid monthly subscription package. The package currently features a subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) proposition that allows viewers to choose the movies they would like to watch with the linear channel launch scheduled for later in the year. FilmBox Arthouse […]

Viaplay enters Dragon’s Den for first Dutch original

Nordic Entertainment’s (NENT Group) streaming service Viaplay has announced its first Dutch original show ahead of its planned launch in the Netherlands on March 1. Viaplay will exclusively air a local version of reality format Dragon’s Den alongside its line-up of local and original productions, international films and series, kids content and premium live sports. […]

UFC joins discovery+ and Eurosport in Netherlands and Spain

Mixed martial arts giant UFC is to join the discovery+ streaming service in the Netherlands and Eurosport in Spain as part of a new long-terms rights agreement with Discovery. The partnership includes rights to all live UFC events, which will also be available on-demand. Discovery said it will offer viewers across the Netherlands and Spain […]

SPI taps Bionic Media as Dutch sales partner for FilmBox

Channel provider SPI/FilmBox has struck a strategic partnership in the Netherlands making Bionic Media the exclusive sales house for its FilmBox service. SPI said tha FilmBox has built up a large fan base in the Netherlands since its launch in May, citing audience measurement outfit SKO Light ‘s reports, which includes the channel as of […]

Viaplay to launch in Netherlands in March

Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT Group) Viaplay streamer will launch in the Netherlands on March 1 2022 and offer Dutch viewers a combination of premium live sports, Viaplay Originals, Hollywood films and series, and kids content. The service will be a single package priced at €13.99 per month, and will be available through distribution partners including […]

Roku to open Amsterdam office

Streaming technology giant and service provider Roku today is to open an office in Amsterdam. The company plans to expand its existing presence in The Netherlands to help support its international growth. The Amsterdam office will be located on Weteringschans and offers space for up to 150 employees, according to the company. US-based Roku currently […]

Berenberg positive on NENT Group’s upping of sub targets and EBIT losses

Nordic streaming outfit Nordic Entertainment Group’s (NENT Group) ambitious international rollout plan for Viaplay is “likely to bear fruit in the medium term”, despite increased EBIT losses as it finances it expansion, according to an analysis by Berenberg. At NENT Group’s capital markets day last week the streaming outfit raised its subscriber target for 2025 […]

Mediaset on the up as it completes Dutch move

Mediaset has now moved its registered office to the Netherlands, fulfilling a long-ambition that was also long-delayed because of the dispute between the Italian media company and one of its major shareholders, Vivendi. Pier Silvio Berlusconi will now be CEO of Mediaset NV, the new Dutch registered company, with Fedele Confalonieri serving as chairman. Mediaset’s […]

IBC organisers welcome end of Dutch quarantine rules

The organisers of the IBC trade show have welcomed news that the Dutch government is to relax restrictions on international travel to the country from high-risk COVID territories such as the UK and the US later this month. “IBC applauds the announcement from the Dutch Government relaxing COVID-19 social distancing measures and removing quarantine rules […]