VodafoneZiggo


Discovery+ to go live on VodafoneZiggo in Netherlands

Following its multi-country deal with Vodafone, Discovery has signed a new distribution agreement for its discovery+ streamer with Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch joint venture, VodafoneZiggo. The pair said that the new agreement would include continued carriage of channels including Discovery, Eurosport and TLC as well the introduction of lifestyle channel HGTV. Discovery and VodafoneZiggo […]

Liberty Global’s Fries looking to Belgian merger, fixed-mobile convergence

Liberty Global is hoping part-owned Belgian operator Telenet will take advantage of the renewed sale of Wallonia-region cable operator Voo to create a national-scale player in the country, according to CEO Mike Fries.  Speaking at the Morgan Stanley European Technology, Media and Telecom conference online last week,  Fries said that the acquisition of Voo by […]

VodafoneZiggo resumes digital switchover of cable network

Liberty Global and Vodafone’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo is to restart the phased digitisation of its cable TV service, suspended earlier due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The company is restarting the operation to fully digitise its analogue cable TV service in the Leiden-Amstelveen and Hoogeveen-Meppel regions,which will see their analogue TV signal shut down on the […]

VodafoneZiggo launches new Go app tethered to screens at home

Liberty Global and Vodafone-owned Dutch service provider VodafoneZiggo has launched a new version of its Ziggo Go TV app designed with home use on second and third TVs in mind. The app can be used on Apple, Android and Amazon Fire TV and can be downloaded from the relevant app stores as of yesterday. The […]

Liberty Global sees ‘some logic’ in Benelux combination but major challenges stand in way

Liberty Global sees “some compelling logic” in a combination of Belgian operator Telenet and its Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo, according to CEO Mike Fries, although such a combination is probably too complex to happen any time soon. Speaking online for a Bank of America Securies Telecom & Media Conference, Fries said there was “some compelling logic […]

Dutch ruling ‘unlikely’ to impact Belgian cable wholesale regulation

The rejection by a Dutch court of cable wholesale regulation is unlikely to be followed by Belgium, according to analysts at Jefferies, with the two countries’ respective regulators making different assumptions in implementing the rules governing access to cable networks. Analysing the likely performance of Belgian telcos Proximus and Orange Belgium in light of the […]

VodafoneZiggo wins appeal on open access ruling

Liberty Global and Vodafone’s Dutch JV VodafoneZiggo has secured a legal victory that overturns a previous regulatory ruling requiring it to open up its cable access network to third-party providers. The group won an appeal before the CBb business appeals tribunal that overturned markets regulator ACM’s open-access ruling. “We are very satisfied with the CBb’s […]

KPN launches 1Gbps service as Dutch broadband battle heats up

Dutch telco KPN has launched a 1Gbps fibre broadband service for €65 a month. The new offering provides upload speeds of 500Mbps, with a symmetrical service promised by the end of the year. The 1Gbps service is available to over 1.2 million homes currently, and the operator expects that all fibre broadband customers will be […]

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. […]

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