Netherlands


UPC Netherlands extends reach

UPC Netherlands is extending the reach of its internet, digital TV and telephony services to the municipalities of Geldermalsen, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, New Lekkerland and Ruurlo. From this week, an additional 22,000 households in these areas will have access to the full range of the cable operator’s services. The operator has upgraded networks covering some 120,000 homes […]

Liberty Global honours Horizon partners

Liberty Global has awarded a group of eleven partners behind the development of its soon-to-be-launched connected set-top Horizon with the Best Innovation/Breakthrough Supplier prize at its annual Vendor Awards. Samsung, NDS, Intel, Philips, Metrological, Celeno, Nagravision, Intellicore, ThinkAnalytics, EventIS and RedBee were collectively honoured “due to the exceptionally strong collaboration on this breakthrough product suite,” […]

EBU-backed social network pilot goes live

An EBU-backed pilot that uses social networks to allow TV viewers to choose broadcasters’ schedules has launched in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Slovenia. The project, called Eurovision TV Lab, is being trialled until September 3 by ZDF in Germany, Slovenia’s RTVSLO and VRT in Belgium, with users able to vote for their favourite pilot […]

OPTA reveals latest Dutch TV numbers

Cable TV subscribers in the Netherlands numbered 5.291 million at the end of the first quarter, down from 5.334 million in December, according to the latest survey by regulator OPTA. Analogue subscribers numbered 2.252 million, down from 2.436 million. Satellite, IPTV, fibre and digital-terrestrial TV consumers numbered 2.239 million, up from 2.165 million. Ziggo remained […]

KPN to launch multi-screen service

Dutch telco KPN is to launch a multi-screen version of its IPTV service Interactieve TV. The service, Interactieve TV Online, will deliver 20 channels and various interactive services to subscribers via laptops or iPads and will be available to all 416,000 subscribers of the IPTV service. Channels include the Dutch public broadcast services, channels from […]

Analysts positive on Ziggo

Ziggo’s unexpectedly strong performance over the past 18 months has prompted it to be upgraded by influential credit ratings agency Moody’s. The agency rates almost €2 billion of debt held by the company, which is the largest MSO in the Netherlands. Moody’s said that Ziggo’s strong performance placed it in a better position to service […]

Former Belgacom chief calls for merger talks

Belgacom’s former CEO Bessel Kok has called for more rapid privatization of the company and the possible restart of merger talks with Dutch telco KPN in order to protect itself against competitive threats. Kok, who still has a minor role with the operator as chairman of an internet subsidiary involved in the Middle East, told […]

UPC Netherlands expands digital channel offering

Cable operator UPC Netherlands has expanded its offering of digital channels. UPC has added Animal Planet HD, BBC One HD and Fox Life HD to its HD offering, taking the total number of HD channels to 27. In addition to BBC digital channels BBC3 and BBC4, UPC is now also offering BBC kids channels Cbeebies […]

Vodafone launches TV in the Netherlands

Vodafone is launching a triple-play package of TV, internet and telephony in the Netherlands. The Dutch arm of the telco will launch its first TV offering with a package of over 60 channels, 20 of which will be in high definition. The platform will also offer video-on-demand and catch-up. Vodafone Home Internet, Phone & TV […]

NMa to investigate KPN acquisition of CAIW

Dutch media regulator the Nederlandse Mededingingsautoriteit (NMa) has said that the planned acquisition of cable operator CAIW by telco KPN has the potential to reduce competition in the market and should be subject to further investigation. Telecoms regulator OPTA has also concluded that the acquisition should be more closely investigated. If the two companies submit […]

1 41 42 43