The Dutch public broadcasters have launched a streaming live TV and radio service offering the full bouquet of channels over-the-top on multiple devices.
Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal Satelliet is turning off the Irdeto encryption on its service. The provider has been using an older version of the conditional access system, which is now no longer supported.
NPO, the umbrella organisation of the Dutch public broadcasters, will reduce the number of thematic digital channels from 12 to eight during 2012.
NPO, the umbrella organisation of the Dutch public broadcasters, will cut the number of digital thematic channels in half, from the current 12 to just six channels in the first quarter of 2012.
The Dutch public broadcasters have committed to HbbTV, according to Bram Tullemans, senior policy advisor research and development, NPO, with the first pilot broadcasts to start in September. The pubcasters will no longer develop apps for specific devices.