Broadcasters Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) have launched the world’s first terrestrial ATSC 3.0 broadcast network in South Korea for free Ultra HD broadcasts.
The Dutch OTT platform NLziet is adding live streaming channels from both private and public broadcasters to its premium on-demand service.
Dutch competition authority Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) has cleared the take-over of SBS Broadcasting by John de Mol’s Talpa.
John de Mol’s Talpa Holding has acquired a 67% stake in SBS broadcasting from the Finnish company Sanoma.
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.
On June 1, SKO, the Dutch organisation that measures viewing figures, will introduce – as a world first – complete audience data of commercials watched online.
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.
Dutch broadcaster SBS has launched a new online platform for short videos called S1.tv in cooperation with Social1influencers.
The three main Dutch broadcasting groups will be testing live streaming on their premium catch-up OTT service NLZiet.