Dutch digital TV penetration has now reached 6.3 million subscriptions at the end of Q3, 2012, or over 81% of all TV homes.
Marja van Bijsterveldt, the Dutch minister for media, says she has no intention of telling cable operator Ziggo how to run its business. Answering questions in Parliament from the Socialist Party, she said cable operators are free to determine the number of analogue channels and the government does not intend to regulate pricing.
The Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven – CBb) has overturned the market analysis that telecoms regulator OPTA published in March 2009. The verdict has far-reaching implications for the Open Cable ruling in the Netherlands. By overturning the analysis, the basis for the Open Cable provisions issued by OPTA [...]