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 […]

Viceland lines up March launch for Netherlands

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, is due to launch in the Netherlands on March 1 via Liberty Global-owned pay TV operator Ziggo. The launch is part of Vice’s expansion into the Benelux region, with the youth lifestyle and culture channel to also go live via Telenet in Belgium on the same day. The Dutch version of […]

Vodafone and Ziggo give their child a name

Vodafone and Ziggo have given their Dutch joint venture the name VodafoneZiggo and have begun marketing activities under the new brand. The joint branding is intended to convey the capabilities of the company as a fixed, mobile and integrated communications and entertainment provider. The company will be headed by former Vodafone UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp […]

Moody’s: Liberty Global profitability goals ‘ambitious’

While its European unit’s profitability is likely to improve this year, Liberty Global’s target of 7-9% growth in operating cash-flow in the 2015-18 period “remains ambitious”, according to an assessment by credit ratings agency Moody’s. According to Moody’s, the international cable outfit is under pressure to deliver higher growth in profitability from this year after […]

Netflix debuts on Liberty Global platform in Netherlands

Netflix has launched on Liberty Global’s Horizon advanced TV platform in the Netherlands – the first launch of the service by the international cable group following the deal struck between Liberty Global and the streaming video giant in September. Netflix is now available on the Ziggo cable platform in the Netherlands. Ziggo subscribers can access […]

Liberty Global’s Dutch unit rebrands Horizon as Ziggo Go

Liberty Global’s Dutch unit Ziggo, is rebranding the company’s products, including the Horizon advanced TV service, with its own name. Horizon Go, the mobile version of the platform, will be the first to change its name, becoming Ziggo Go, with a new app available for download from November 9. The Horizon.tv portal will become ziggogo.tv […]

Ziggo outlines plans to replace shut-down HBO service

Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo is to launch a new movies and series package in January as part of a move to replace HBO Netherlands following Liberty and HBO’s decision to shut down their joint venture. Ziggo Movies & Series XL will launch on January 1 and will include access to HBO shows such […]

Viceland to launch in the Netherlands in 2017

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, will launch via Liberty Global-owned operator Ziggo in the Netherlands next year. Vice said that the youth lifestyle and culture channel will go live in the first quarter of 2017 – initially via Ziggo, but with “further distribution” due to follow later in the year. Viceland NL will air a […]