During the last quarter of 2018 the trend of KPN’s television services continued with IPTV up, and DTT down.
The number of Dutch TV homes fell to 7.46 million in the third quarter of 2018.
During the third quarter, Dutch incumbent KPN, has lost around 2,000 TV customers due to continued losses of its DTT service Digitenne.
KPN has begun the transition of its DTT platform Digitenne to the DVB-T2 standard.
KPN said it has added 10,000 new subscribers to its IPTV service during the 2nd quarter, compared with 25,000 bet additions in the same period last year.
Dutch DTT licence holder KPN has outlined the timeline for the switchover of its Digitenne terrestrial pay TV platform to DVB-T2/HEVC.
The Dutch public broadcaster NPO will also change to DVB-T2/HEVC for its free-to-air DTT transmissions.
Dutch incumbent telecom operator KPN is preparing to switch its DTT network, called Digitenne, over to the DVB-T2/HEVC(H.265) standard.
Dutch incumbent telecom operator KPN has added 64,000 IPTV homes, but this is partly offset by a decline in the number of DTT subscribers.
The Dutch Radiocommunications Agency (Agentschap Telecom) has confirmed that the DTT operator Digitenne, which is owned by KPN, has obtained a new licence valid until February 1, 2030.