SES has further increased its household reach in the Benelux countries in 2012 to over 1.2 million homes.
Liberty Global have announced that Robert Dunn, currently manager of UPC Netherlands, will be appointed the CFO of Virgin Media once its acquisition has closed.
The strong marketing power of Dutch incumbent KPN is starting to hurt subscriber numbers at the country’s largest cable nets, UPC and Ziggo.
Liberty Global plans to launch 500 Mbps products in both the Netherlands and Switzerland by the end of the year, according to Mike Fries, the company’s president and CEO.
Dutch telco KPN has said its TV market share increased to 24%, leading to number two position in Dutch TV market during the first quarter of the year.
UPC Nederland is adding three new HD channels to its line-up, Syfy HD, 13th Street HD and TLC HD, bringing the total to 32 HD channels on the network.
A number of Dutch customers have started legal proceedings against KPN claiming the telco is misrepresenting its fibre product.
Dutch cable operator Kabel Noord will add the three HBO channels to its line-up on March 1. A monthly subscription will cost €15.95 and includes access to HBO Go.
Digital TV Summit 2012 – LONDON. The Dutch cableco Ziggo regards OTT as a threat but would ironically be a better OTT provider in the Netherlands should it ever decide to become one.
Dutch cablenet Ziggo has reported strong EBITDA growth, despite a summer low on marketing.