Dutch public broadcaster NPO is dropping support of its NPO app on smart TVs before 2014. The YouTube Flash app has also become obsolete.
In 2016, 56.2% of all Dutch viewers watched a programme online from one of the main broadcasters, NPO, RTL and SBS, totaling 8.752 million viewers.
NLZiet, the Dutch on-demand platform with programmes from all three major broadcasting groups (NPO, RTL and SBS), will introduce live OTT streams of their main channels.
Dutch public broadcaster NPO plans to start broadcast in HD via the nation’s DTT network as soon as 2017. NPO also wants to expand its HbbTV services.
On June 1, SKO, the Dutch organisation that measures viewing figures, will introduce – as a world first – complete audience data of commercials watched online.
The Dutch consumers union Consumentenbond accuses CE manufacturers of failing to support apps for its smart TVs by putting the blame on the app developers.
Dutch public broadcaster NPO is set to reduce number of thematic channels to five on July 1, 2016.
Dutch public broadcaster NPO has launched a new VOD platform called Net in Nederland for refugees, immigrants and expats.
Fewer Dutch consumers consider it important to have the main TV channels in order to switch to an online OTT subscription from standard pay-TV, according to research by Telecompaper.
The Dutch government intends to auction off the licence for digital terrestrial television in July, 2016. The current licence expires on February 1, 2017.