Nokia to upgrade VodafoneZiggo’s IP network in the Netherlands

Nokia has been selected to upgrade VodafoneZiggo’s nationwide IP network, expanding the two companies’ long-term relationship. With the deployment, the partners say that “VodafoneZiggo is building a network to enable a new generation of fixed and mobile services, including 5G, and to provide sufficient scale and quality of service for growth in network traffic and advanced services over the next decade.” VodafoneZiggo will deploy redundant Nokia 7750 SR-1 routers, powered by its FP routing […]

Ziggo Sport increases control of Dutch golf market with new tour deals

Dutch platform Ziggo Sport has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for golf’s prestigious European DP World Tour, in a three-year deal commencing this season. At the same time, the platform has secured live rights to the US PGA Tour as it seeks to consolidate its position as the key golf destination in the Netherlands. Marcel […]

VodafoneZiggo secures ATP Tour rights

Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo’s Ziggo Sport unit has secured the TV rights to ATP Tour tennis for the next three years. The exclusive deal means that the ATP Tour will remain with Ziggo until 2026, following the planned expiry of its existing deal next year. The extension of the exclusive deal will boost Ziggo Sport’s […]

Netherlands’ Ziggo embraces Disney+ streaming platform

Leading Dutch cable operator Ziggo has announced that SVOD streamer service Disney+ is now available on its platform. As of today, the full range of premium Disney + content can be accessed using the Disney+ app. According to Ziggo, users can “start the app and search the extensive range via the remote control or with […]

Ziggo tipped to secure Dutch Champions League, Europa League from 2024

Local media reports suggest a significant shake up is on its way for live football broadcasting in the Netherlands. Although as yet unconfirmed, it looks as though Liberty Global and Vodafone backed cable platform Ziggo has secured control of both UEFA Champions League and Europa League fixtures from 2024-2027. Ziggo has not commented on the […]

Liberty Global combats customer losses with new products and price hikes

Liberty Global has reported an 8.2% decrease in revenues for Q3 2022, rebased to a 3.7% increase of $1.75bn. It added that the Q3 financial performance was “highlighted by accelerating Adjusted EBITDA at VM02, Vodafone Ziggo and Telenet.” Adjusted EBITDA was down 12.5% on a reported basis, and up 1.6% rebased, to US$664 million. Overall […]

VodafoneZiggo turns to Teleste for upgrade components

Broadband technology provider Teleste has secured what it describes as a significant order from Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo for various network components to secure the operator’s network upgrades in 2023 and onwards. The ordered components, including broadband amplifiers and RF passives, will be part of the Liberty Global-Vodafone JV’s ongoing nationwide network upgrade. VodafoneZiggo has […]

Management changes for Vodafone Deutschland and VodafoneZiggo

Vodafone Deutschland has named Marcel de Groot, chief commercial officer of Vodafone’s Dutch JV with Liberty Global, VodafoneZiggo, as its new managing director for consumer business. De Groot, a Vodafone veteran, has served as head of the consumer business at Vodafone since the company was created in 2017. Previously he served as director of the […]

Fries: no plan to replicate Telenet/Fluvius model in the Netherlands

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet’s plan to split off its infrastructure into a new joint venture with utility group Fluvius does not offer a template for a similar move in neighbouring the Netherlands, according to Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries. Speaking to analysts after Liberty Global posted less-than-stellar Q2 results at the end of […]

ducktv gains carriage with Ziggo

Slovakia-based media outfit Mega Max Media has launched toddlier channel ducktv on Ziggo’s cable platform in the Netherlands. All customers of Ziggo with a Movies & Series XL or TV Channels Plus package will be able to view ducktv at channel 311. The channel offers curated programming aimed at children from six months to four […]

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