The Dutch TV market benefits from a comprehensive cable network reaching almost all TV homes, together with upgraded DSL networks which provide IPTV services to most households. The country was the first to complete the move to DTTV broadcasting, in late 2006. Its excellent broadband infrastructure also forms the bedrock of popular bundled services offered by KPN and the cable duopoly of Ziggo and UPC Nederland.
This report provides an overview of media convergence in the Netherlands, profiling the major players and covering developments in digital, cable and interactive TV as well as services such as VoD, VoIP and IPTV.
Triple-play in a third of households; KPN signs distribution deal with BBC Worldwide; UPC and Ziggo no longer required to open cable networks to competitors; Vodafone to launch triple play offer on Reggefiber’s network; T-Mobile launches quad-play offer; regulator market data to December 2011; regulator market data for Q1 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to September 2012; market developments to October 2012.