In the past few months we have seen an acceleration of activities from consumer electronics manufactures. By adding ever more services and apps to their smart TVs they seem to be taking the lead in the connected home.
There is a thin line between fully managed IPTV services and managed OTT services – and the gap is closing. Soon we will see lots more OTT live streaming.
The launch of HBO in the Netherlands in a joint venture with cable operator Ziggo marks an interesting move for the Time-Warner owned company.
We all know we can look at the horizon, but we can never touch it. Does the same also apply to Liberty Global’s Horizon set-top box? We saw the pictures, we even saw the box at IBC – and we saw some flashy Flash demos. But touching it was out of the question – let […]
Warner Bros.’ release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 on Blu-ray and UltraViolet has sparked much discontent among its buyers, writes Robert Briel. It looks like Hollywood has trouble finding an iTunes alternative.
Like all incumbent telephony operators, Dutch KPN is losing fixed line customers to alternative providers, with cable being the most formidable competitor.
It was a long, long time ago when cable came first to my home. KTA, the Amsterdam city net, was a revelation: the number of channels I could receive tripled – from the two national Dutch public channels to no less than six channels – one from Belgium and three from Germany.
Multiscreen television is fast becoming a reality. With the extremely fast take-up of tablets, both iPad and Android, these are destined to become one of the main destinations of streaming videos. A development, which is also bound to create new challenges to the traditional business models.
Philips is not the only party in The Netherlands that is pioneering connected television. On the contrary, there are a number of players that have been around for some time trying to connect the web to the television set.
Following a ruling by the Dutch Trade and Industry Appeals Tribunal, cable operators UPC, Ziggo, Delta and CAIW are no longer required to give their competitors access to their networks.