Ziggo to replace Movies & Series offering with SkyShowtime

The Netherland’s TV provider Ziggo has extended its partnership with Comcast and Paramount Global’s European joint-venture SkyShowtime, with its Movies & Series XL packages to be replaced by SkyShowtime’s slate of titles.  As part of the new deal, subscribers will have full access to the entire SkyShowtime service with content from Paramount and Universal. Ziggo […]

SkyShowtime launches on Netherlands’ Ziggo

Comcast and Paramount Global’s European joint-streamer, SkyShowtime has launched on the Dutch cable operator Ziggo in the Netherlands. The deal marks SkyShowtime’s first multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD) relationship in the Dutch market. Ziggo customers can subscribe to SkyShowtime directly via Ziggo and watch programming on the Mediabox Next and Next Mini priced at €6.99 per […]

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 […]

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 […]

FilmBox comes to Ziggo

SPI/FilmBox has announced the launch of its flagship channel FilmBox in the Netherlands with Ziggo. The deal will provide all 3.1 million Ziggo customers with access to FilmBox and its curated selection of Hollywood films.  FilmBox first launched in the Netherlands in mid-2021, and is now available on Canal Digitaal, DELTA, Caiway, Online.nl, Kabelnoord, Plinq, […]

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 […]

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