0
Broadband

KPN allowed to drop Belgian channels for Play service

Friday 31 July 2015 | 13:34 CET | News
KPN has secured a waiver from the media regulator to omit certain must-carry channels from its upcoming OTT offer Play. It will not be required to carry the Belgian channel KetNet/Op12 or five Belgian public radio stations. KPN appealed the regulator's initial ruling on the must-carry channels for Play, saying it would be too expensive to go ahead with the Play launch if these channels had to be included. The higher cost of the service would reduce its appeal to the target group. KPN would also be at a disadvantage compared to other online video providers not required to provide the channels.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Commissariaat voor de Media / Digitenne / KPN
Countries: Netherlands
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

OTT


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

CvdM geeft KPN ontheffing doorgifteverplichting voor Play

Published 31 Jul 2015 13:13 CET | Netherlands
KPN krijgt ontheffing van de doorgifteverplichting voor tv-kanaal Ketnet/Op12 en vijf radioprogrammakanalen bij de nog te ...

KPN ordered to add Belgian channels to DTT service by Oct

Published 02 Sep 2014 10:56 CET | Netherlands
KPN has been sanctioned by the Dutch media commissioner for its continued refusal to carry the third Flemish public channel ...

KPN appeals Media Commission decisions

Published 19 Jun 2014 11:09 CET | Netherlands
KPN has filed an appeal against a decision by the Media Commission (CvdM) forcing it to carry certain channels on its DTT ...

KPN ordered to carry Flemish channels on DTT

Published 17 Jun 2014 10:32 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch Media Commission (CvdM) has ruled that KPN must offer the Flemish TV channel Ketnet/OP12 and five public radio stations ...