Ziggo doubles channel count on Apple app

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has doubled the number of channels available via its TV Everywhere service for Apple devices. From today, the number of channels offered by the Ziggo TV app for Apple devices is increasing from 14 to 28 for those subscribing to the TV Extra package. Those with the Standard package will have […]

Ziggo adds live streaming to Android app

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has added live streaming to its Android app. The updated app offers live streaming of 14 channels, including Netherlands 1, 2 and 3, RTL 4 and 5, National Geographic and Eurosport. The cable operator has also integrated the app with Twitter. A Twitter button lets users see what others are Tweeting […]

Edgeware announces Dutch, Finnish customer wins

Distributed video specialist Edgeware has announced customer wins in the Netherlands and Finland. Dutch cable operator Ziggo is using Edgeware’s Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) system, managed by the Convoy VDN software suite, to provide multiscreen services to its internet subscribers, giving them subscribers access to live TV channels on iPads, iPhones and iPods. Finnish […]

Ziggo to launch cloud-based UI

Dutch cable operator Ziggo is launching an advanced VOD user interface delivered entirely from the network cloud. Ziggo will use ActiveVideo Networks’s virtual set-top box platform CloudTV to deliver the UI. The initial deployment will include video-on-demand navigation and guide functionality, including enhanced search, discovery and previews, to existing set-top boxes. “Service providers deploying advanced […]

Ziggo now on AMX index

Dutch cable operator Ziggo’s stock has now been added to the AMX mid-cap index on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. “The inclusion in the Dutch Midcap index is a positive development for the company that will lead to better visibility of the shares and thus higher liquidity,” said Ziggo CEO Bernard Dijkhuizen.

Ziggo increases triple-play speed

Dutch telco Ziggo is increasing the broadband speeds included in its All-in 1 triple-play offering. From October 1, Ziggo will increase the All-in 1 broadband speed to 60Mbps from its current offering of 50Mbps for no additional cost to subscribers. Internet Z2 customers will see speeds increase to 40Mbps from 30Mbps. The move will affect […]

Ziggo launches music streaming service

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has launched a new streaming music service, Ziggo Music. The service comes in two flavours: Ziggo Muziek offers in-home music for €4.95 a month, while Ziggo Muziek Overal allows users to access the service at any location for €9.95. Ziggo Muziek Overal also allows users to store music, enabling them to […]

Shareholders reduce stake in Ziggo

Shareholders of Dutch cable operator Ziggo have sold a further 14.5% stake in the company during a second public offering. Warburg Pincus and other investors have completed the placement of a further 29 million ordinary shares of Ziggo at a price of €23.50 per share, resulting in cash proceeds of €255 million for Warburg Pincus. […]

Triple-play growth boosts Ziggo revenues

A growing triple-play subscriber base helped Ziggo increase second quarter revenues by 6.3% to €386.5 million. The Dutch cable operator attracted 34,000 new All-in-1 customers during the three months ending June, giving it a total of 1.4 million triple-play customers. The number of digital TV customers increased by 6.1% year-on-year to 951,000, with ARPU for […]

Ziggo launches music channel

Dutch cable operator Ziggo is adding a new music channel, Ziggo Xite, to its digital line-up. Ziggo has teamed up with local music portal Xite to launch the channel, which will, amongst other things, air concerts and interviews from the soon to be opened Ziggo Dome indoor arena in Amsterdam, where the channel will maintain […]