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Can 'Game of Thrones' exclusive give Ziggo a boost?

Published 31 Jul 2017 15:33 CET | Netherlands

The start of the new season of 'Game of Thrones' could mean a boost for Ziggo, the leading pay-TV provider in the Netherlands. The company has the exclusive rights to the ...

Dutch pay-TV providers under threat as broadcasters launch OTT TV platform

Published 24 Jul 2017 15:52 CET | Netherlands

The Dutch broadcasters' online platform NLziet has added live TV to its offering. Its subscription price remains EUR 8 per month. After the unlimited data plans introduced a ...

Main TV viewing time falling as tablet, VoD take over

Published 30 Dec 2016 15:54 CET | Netherlands

The big TV in the living room is losing ground, according to an analysis of viewing figures by Telecompaper. Average daily viewing time in the Netherlands has been falling ...

HBO content offers Ziggo chance to create OTT SVOD service

Published 04 Oct 2016 12:03 CET | Netherlands

The upcoming end to HBO Netherlands that gives exclusive access to HBO content for the Dutch market to Dutch cable network operator Ziggo is an opportunity for the cable ...

KPN deal with Fox may hit HBO subscriber numbers

Published 22 Aug 2016 11:42 CET | Netherlands

After a turbulent round of negotiations between KPN and Fox Sports, played out in public through the media, KPN customers can now benefit from an attractive offer of cheaper ...

KPN Play: a good service, but to target which market?

Published 24 Nov 2015 14:19 CET | Netherlands

KPN has launched a new TV service called KPN Play. The big question is how this will be positioned in the market, as the opportunities for the operator are significant. Even ...

Can Vodafone bring its Netflix partnership to the Netherlands?

Published 22 Sep 2015 13:26 CET | Netherlands, World

The telecom world earns its money from broadband, but differentiation these days is all about content, mainly video. Before it was known that Ziggo was working on a sports ...

KPN takes aggregator role with KPN Play service

Published 29 Apr 2015 18:13 CET | Netherlands

KPN is testing an OTT app called KPN Play. The app is expected to offer customers access to a wide range of content, including a number of live channels, catch-up TV and ...

Liberty Global content moves may spark new regulatory concerns over Ziggo deal

Published 06 Aug 2014 13:19 CET | Netherlands

The European Commission has 'stopped the clock' on its investigation of Liberty Global's proposed takeover of Dutch cable operator Ziggo. It's awaiting additional information ...

Is there room for CanalDigitaal as triple play provider?

Published 17 Jan 2014 10:54 CET | Netherlands

On 15 January 2014, Dutch satellite TV operator CanalDigitaal took a new step as triple play provider by signing an agreement with Telio Netherlands, the subsidiary of ...

UPC owner moves closer to Ziggo acquisition

Published 29 Jul 2013 14:47 CET | Netherlands

Liberty Global, owner of the second-largest Dutch cable operator UPC Netherlands, has announced it increased its stake in the largest Dutch cable operator Ziggo to 28.5 ...

UPC owner to profit from Ziggo stake

Published 28 Mar 2013 14:37 CET | Netherlands

Liberty Global International (LGI), owner of UPC Netherlands, has acquired 12.65 percent of Ziggo, the largest cable network operator in the Netherlands, from Barclays at EUR ...

Microsoft consolidates position on connected TV market

Published 06 Dec 2011 13:12 CET | World

Microsoft is positioning the Xbox 360 at the centre of 'The Future of TV', according to its press release. The games console is getting a new dashboard (user interface), ...

Philips, Sony victims of Intel decision to leave DTV market

Published 14 Oct 2011 15:41 CET | World

Intel has stopped producing processors for digital TVs, although it will continue to supply set-top box manufacturers, both IPTV as well as cable. The company will now focus ...

Microsoft positions itself as a partner for operators on the connected TV market

Published 10 Oct 2011 12:03 CET | World

Liberty Global unveiled its Horizon box In September, and other operators, from Virgin Media, Bouygues and Belgacom to VimpelCom in Russia and SureWest in the US, also ...

Liberty Global offers full connected TV service with Horizon Gateway

Published 12 Sep 2011 16:02 CET | Netherlands

Liberty Global thinks it has a 'Google killer' in house, but that's still a bit premature. Google is working on version 2 of its Google TV software and has strong partners, ...

Ifa helps drive innovation on TV market

Published 05 Sep 2011 14:36 CET | World

All the latest developments in consumer electronics (CE) hardware are on display at the Ifa show underway in Berlin. Tablets are naturally grabbing a lot of attention, but ...

Google's takeover of Motorola: not just about patents and Android

Published 17 Aug 2011 13:57 CET | World

Google has agreed to buy Motorola Mobility for USD 12.5 billion, including cash of around USD 3 billion. The price implies a premium of 63 percent, likely meant to make it a ...

Who will be the winner in connected TV?

Published 29 Apr 2011 11:25 CET | World

Connected TV, also called Smart TV, embodies the convergence of the telecom and media sectors. Web content is brought to the TV, offering a potential role for both telecom ...

Connected TV brings new competitor for operators: CE manufacturers

Published 20 Apr 2011 15:01 CET | World

Much of the innovation in the telecom sector at the moment is taking place in the TV domain. Smart TV, Hybrid TV, Connected TV, IPTV 2.0, next-generation TV – whatever you ...

Hollywood struggles with broadcast rights and the iPad

Published 04 Apr 2011 16:15 CET | United States, World

While Time Warner Cable's iPad app has been plagued with rights questions since its launch, rival Cablevision has launched its own iPad app with much more content and ...

Entertain Sat: Deutsche Telekom and SES Astra's clever cooperation

Published 01 Mar 2011 13:42 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom is launching a new package in Germany, called Entertain Sat. It's a type of hybrid TV, combining DT's IPTV service (Entertain) with a free package of HD ...

Broadcast TV resurgent, but OTT players add a little extra

Published 25 Feb 2011 13:13 CET | United States

The American over-the-top market remains dynamic, with a number of major announcements in the past week. While there is a great deal of speculation about what this means for ...

Vodafone Germany's hybrid STB offers little to distinguish it

Published 17 Feb 2011 12:47 CET | Germany, South Africa, Spain

Vodafone Germany announced the official launch of Vodafone TV, which has been in testing on a small scale since 1 December. It's a hybrid service, that can be combined with ...

Deutsche Telekom attacks cable on own turf

Published 11 Feb 2011 12:24 CET | Germany

Deutsche Telekom is preparing an attack on German cable network operators on 'their' own turf of TV services. According to reports in the German media, Telekom plans to offer ...

 




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