20th Century Fox films and the Dutch cable operator Ziggo have signed an agreement for the on-demand portal. Fox movies will become available in Full HD with Dolby Surround.
Holland’s largest cable operator Ziggo has announced it has now reached 1 million telephony customers. The cabler is also extending its DOCSIS 3.0 footprint to Utrecht.
The European Commission has cleared the tariffs set by regulator OPTA for reselling analogue cable TV in The Netherlands on the UPC and Ziggo networks.
The small Dutch cable operator Kabel Noord will introduce CI Plus early next year. The cabler will sell dedicated CI Plus CAMs through retail at €70 a piece.
The number of digital TV homes in The Netherlands reached 4.56 million at the end of September, 2009. This was equivalent to 57.3% of all television households.
UPDATE – December 9, 12.30 CET. The Dutch cable operator Ziggo will block the functioning of the Alphacrypt CAMs in CI plus receivers (set-tops and integrated TVs) from February 2, 2010.
The Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA has set the wholesale prices for the Open Cable access on the UPC and Ziggo networks at €8.84 and €8.46 respectively for analogue resellers. UPC will appeal against the pricing and it is believed Ziggo will follow suit.
Holland’s largest cable operator Ziggo has added the catch-up TV service RTL Gemist to its interactive platform.
The Dutch telecoms regulator OPTA has published its draft regulation for the opening up of the Ziggo and UPC cable networks to third party resellers. Interested parties can submit their comments until December 11.
The Dutch cable operator Ziggo has filed a request for an interim suspension with the Groningen Tribunal against the ruling by the media authority Commission for the Media (CVDM) to reinstate TV5, Rai Uno and TVE in its analogue basic tier.