Friday 14.00 Update: UPC Nederland has said it will start to carry the three Dutch public HD nets Nederland 1, 2 and 3 from their first day of broadcast on July 4.
The channels will be added to the basic HD subscription package at no additional cost. The total number of HD channels on UPC is now 11 and includes the premium services Film1 HD and Sport 1 HD.
The other channels in the HD package are Discovery HD, National Geographic HD, History HD, Eurosport HD, MyZen TV HD and Zoom HD.
The basic HD package will cost an additional €9 a month on top of the basic cable access fee (€16.70) and the digital start package (€4). The subscription fee includes the rental of an HD cable tuner, and other HD packages, including a PVR option, are available.
The three Dutch public HD channels will now be available from day one on Ziggo and UPC, the two largest cable nets in the country, which currently have 1.18 million and 670,500 digital homes respectively.
Update – The small Dutch fibre-to-the-home provider XMSNet has also decided to carry the three public channels in HD. The operator already distributes Brava HDTV. Subscribers can buy an HDTV set-top box for €199. The operator mainly serves a number of housing corporations and communal dwellings in the eastern part of Holland.
Published on: Jun 18, 2009 @ 14:26