The Netherlands

Spain gains ground in latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

Spain jumped 13 spots to 16th place in Netflix’s most recent global ISP Speed Index, due to speed gains in the country. Netflix’s monthly ISP index found that Spain had an average speed of 3.36 Mbps in February, up from 3.06 Mbps a year earlier. While Telecable remained Spain’s fastest ISP with speeds of 3.82 […]

New satellite and OTT TV service launches for Asian expats in Europe

Hamburg-based Bubbles Media has launched, a new satellite and OTT-delivered pay TV service with bouquets aimed at Chinese and Indonesian expatriates living in Europe, with services targeting Korean and Vietnamese speakers to follow in November. Versions of both the Chinese and Indonesian services are available on SES’s Astra satellite platform at 19.2° East, with […]

KPN and Fox agree deal after sports spat

Dutch telco KPN and Fox Sports have reached a deal on the distribution of the latter’s sport channels, including its coverage of the country’s Eredivisie top-tier football league. KPN said that, on the basis of the deal reached, its customers who wanted to continue to take Fox Sports and view live football would be able […]

VDSL push boosts TV growth for Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom saw strong growth for its domestic Entertain TV service in the fourth quarter and also saw a solid performance from TV in its other European markets in 2014.  Deutsche Telekom had 2.442 million IPTV and satellite TV customers in Germany at the end of the year, up 65,000 quarter-on-quarter and up 12.2% year-on-year. […]

Google launches Chromecast internationally

Google has launched its low-price Chromecast HDMI streaming stick in 11 countries outside of its home market of the US.  The device is available now in Canada and 10 European countries:  the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. “Since announcing Chromecast in the US, we’ve […]

Thema supplies KPN with three new channels

Channel distributor Thema has struck a deal with Dutch telco KPN that will see three channels join KPN’s TV service. Live music TV channel iConcerts will join KPN’s extended basic tier, while Spanish ‘best of’ channel Antena 3 and Moroccan public service channel 2M will join the operator’s basic tier.

Ziggo sees strong triple-play growth

All-in-1 triple-play  bundle subscribers now represent over half of Dutch cable operator Ziggo’s base after a successful fourth quarter, according to the company’s year-end results. Ziggo’s All-in-1 bundle customer base increased by 24,000 in the quarter, taking penetration to 50.3% of its customer base. Ziggo’s internet customer base grew by 21,000 in the quarter, or […]

Cable helps Europe to half way on 2020 Digital Agenda goals

The EU is half way towards achieving its goal of ensuring that all citizens have access to super-fast broadband services by 2020, according to a study by Point Topic. In a study produced for the EU’s DG Connect department responsible for the Digital Agenda, Point Topic said that 96% of EU homes can now get […]