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EC confirms approval of Liberty Global Ziggo acquisition

The European Commission has confirmed its approval of Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch cable operator Ziggo in the Netherlands. The EC’s move follows annulment of its earlier approval of the 2014 acquisition by the EU General Court last year. The EC originally approved the merger of UPC Netherlands and Ziggo subject to the condition that […]

Ziggo tests 4K set-top box

Ziggo has confirmed that it is testing a 4K media box, following reports that the box will run apps including Netflix and have a voice remote control. Dutch technology news site Tweakers first reported that Ziggo is running a closed test on the box with a small group of users, with a public test likely to follow. […]

Xite and SpotX team up for programmatic advertising

Personalised music channel provider Xite has tapped dvertising technology provider SpotX to offer programmatic advertising to media buyers. Xite users can search for videos, create their own music video channel, watch curated channels, and like or skip videos, delivering data about viewers’ preferences via Dutch cable operator Ziggo’s interactive set-top boxes. The resulting algorithms are […]

Fries: VodafoneZiggo ruling is ‘nuisance’ but deal likely to be cleared

The European General Court’s ruling annulling Liberty Global and Vodafone-Ziggo’s joint venture in the Netherlands is “more of a nuisance” than a major blow for Liberty Global, according to the company’s president and CEO Mike Fries. Fries said he was “pretty confident” the deal would be cleared “in due course”. The ruling means that the […]

European Court annuls EC approval of VodafoneZiggo JV

The European Union General Court has annulled the European Commission’s approval of the merger of Vodafone and Ziggo in the Netherlands following an appeal by KPN. The European Commission approved the creation of the VodafoneZiggo joint venture between Vodafone and Liberty Global’s Dutch unit in 2014 after Liberty Global agreed to divest premium film channel […]

XITE replaces linear Ziggo channel with personalised offering

Dutch music service XITE has replaced the linear channel it currently offers via the Ziggo cable network with the interactive personalised app it launched in 2015. The new personalised music service allows users to skip and like vidoes in curated channels, create their own music video channel, or search the XITE catalogue of on-demand videos. […]

Turkish channels added to Ziggo Go

Liberty Global and Vodafone-backed Dutch operator VodafoneZiggo has added nine Turkish channels to the Ziggo Go multiscreen TV app. Customers who sign up to the operator’s Turkish package can now view channels on smartphones and tablets around the home. The service includes channels ATV Avrupa, sports and news service Euro Star, series channel Show TV, […]

Film1 to replace Sundance channel with on-demand offering

Dutch channel group Film1 has announced plans to replace its Film1 Sundance channel with an on-demand channel on the Ziggo platform. Sony Pictures Television-owned Film1 said the on-demand channel will launch on Ziggo on August 31, taking channel slot 105 on the EPG, and responds to changing viewing habits. After this date, some of the […]

European court of justice rules against Pirate Bay

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that sites like The Pirate Bay still infringe copyright, despite not directly hosting pirated content. In a ruling made yesterday, the court said that even if copyrighted content is placed online by the users of the file-sharing platform, the operators of the service “play an […]

Netflix ISP Index: Telefonica-Movistar slips in Spain

Telefonica-Movistar’s average internet speed dropped from 2.60 Mbps in March to 2.25 Mbps in April, according to Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index. According to the report, Telefonica-Movistar was the lowest-ranked internet service provider in Spain by speed, while Telecable retained its place at the top of the rankings with speeds of 3.76Mbps. Vodafone was the […]

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