The Dutch cable operator Ziggo and Sony will broadcast the first live programme in 3D to the living room this coming Sunday, June 6. Famous Amsterdam venue Paradiso, will play host to the leaders of the major political parties in their final meeting before the General Election on June 9.
Dutch cabler Ziggo, the country’s largest operator, has clinched a deal with the premium pay-TV provider HBO to launch a branded S-VOD service. Starting later this year, Ziggo will offer HBO on Demand, featuring a selection of HBO mini series.
Ziggo, Holland’s largest cable operator, is set to add three HD channels from SBS Broadcasting from June onwards.
Dutch cable operators Ziggo and UPC are among the recipients of the new 2.6 GHz licences for mobile broadband services.
“At the moment people who have an interest in niche channels are under served by the cable operators, ” said Yoram Levi, Manager Content, Ziggo, speaking at the Kabelraden congress.
Ziggo, Holland’s largest cable operator, is planning 3D trials. However, it has not yet set any specific dates or programmes.
Dutch cable operator Ziggo came close to the 50% tipping point for digital homes in 2009. Out of a total of 3,165,000 analogue cable TV customers, 1,552,000 subscribed to digital. By now, the 50% mark should have been reached.
Holland’s largest cable operator Ziggo has removed CNN International from the basic analogue tier in a number of cities including Utrecht.
Parties interested in reselling an analogue cable offer need to seek judgement on the question of who is responsible for the distribution contracts with the broadcasters, the Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA has ruled.
The Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA has published the final version of the Open Cable rules and pricing for the nation’s two major operators, Ziggo and UPC.