Digitenne, the Dutch DTT platform owned and operated by KPN has seen its total number of subscribers drop below 500,000.
The Dutch government aims to take a decision in early 2015 on the future of the Dutch digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) services.
The Dutch regulator Commissariaat voor de Media is enforcing the ‘must-carry’ rules on KPN’s digital terrestrial service Digitenne.
Dutch incumbent telecoms operator KPN has upped his total number of TV subscribers with 27,000 to a total of 1,980,000 during Q1, 2014.
While the Dutch government is looking at the future of digital terrestrial broadcasting, operator KPN said it hopes to continue the Digitenne service after 2017.
Dutch incumbent telecom operator KPN plans to launch a ten-channel TV pilot over its 4G network before the summer.
Under the new Canaltenne brand, the Dutch branch of the M7 Group is launching a price offensive against KPN’s Digitenne.
Dutch incumbent KPN has signed carriage agreements for all of the new Dutch FOX channels on its two TV platforms, KPN iTV and KPN Digitenne.
KPN has grown its TV market share in the Netherlands to 24%, mainly due to the success of its All-in-1 product.
Dutch telecoms incumbent KPN is increasing the monthly subscription fee to its DTT platform Digitenne to €12.50.