Dutch IPTV and DTT provide KPN has signed a last-minute deal to continue carrying the Fox channels and Disney Channel.
The merger between Vodafone and Liberty Global Dutch, the parent company of Ziggo, does not conflict with the rules for the internal market, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice.
Dutch incumbent KPN said it is withdrawing five Fox channels from its various distribution platforms.
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Broadcasters and distributors have agreed on a new standard: a common technical specification for programme signalling.
During the last quarter of 2018 the trend of KPN’s television services continued with IPTV up, and DTT down.
In case of a ‘no-deal-Brexit’ the BBC is set to lose the international distribution of its domestic channels in Ireland, The Netherlands and Belgium.
Dutch incumbent KPN will no longer offer new subscriptions to its Telfort, Telfort Business, XS4ALL and Yes Telecom brands.
The Dutch broadband internet market grew by 0.3% in the third quarter of 2018 to 7.48 million connections, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the Dutch fixed broadband market.
The number of Dutch TV homes fell to 7.46 million in the third quarter of 2018.