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Netherlands - Digital Economy and Digital TV - Insights, Statistics and Analysis


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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.

Key developments:

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.

Companies covered in this report include:

Digitenne, Nozema, UPC Nederland, Ziggo, Tele2, Canal Digitaal, Telfort.


1. Synopsis
2. Digital Media
2.1 Key general trends
2.2 Business models
2.2.1 Bundled services
2.3 Regulatory issues
2.3.1 Background
2.3.2 VoIP
2.3.3 VoD
2.3.4 Cable tariffs
3. Digital TV
3.1 Overview
3.2 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
3.2.1 Market overview
3.2.2 Digitenne
3.2.3 Nozema
3.3 Free-to-Air (FTA) TV
3.4 Interactive TV (iTV)
3.5 TV-over-DSL (IPTV)
3.6 Video-on-Demand (VoD)
3.7 VoIP
3.7.1 Market overview
3.7.2 VoIP providers
3.7.3 KPN
3.8 Cable TV
3.8.1 Market overview
3.8.2 Opening the cable networks
3.8.3 Digital cable TV
3.8.4 UPC Nederland
3.8.5 Ziggo
3.9 Satellite TV
4. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 – Bundled services subscribers – 2008 - 2011
Table 2 – KPN subscribers with bundled services – 2008 - 2012
Table 3 – Digital TV subscription market share by operator – 2010 – 2011
Table 4 – Digital TV distribution infrastructure market share – 2003 – 2011
Table 5 – TV retail revenue by platform – 2006 – 2012
Table 6 – Digital TV subscribers by platform – 2010 – 2012
Table 7 – Digitenne subscribers – 2006 - 2012
Table 8 – IPTV households – 2010 - 2012
Table 9 – KPN IPTV subscribers – 2008 - 2012
Table 10 – VoIP subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 11 – KPN VoIP subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 12 – Cable TV subscribers by type – 2008 - 2012
Table 13 – Cable TV households and penetration – 2008 - 2011
Table 14 – UPC Nederland cable TV subscribers – 2005 - 2012
Table 15 – UPC Netherlands revenue and annual change (US$) – 2005 - 2012
Table 16 – Ziggo cable TV subscribers – 2007 - 2012
Table 17 – Satellite TV households and household penetration – 2002 – 2011; 2015
Chart 1 – Digital TV distribution infrastructure market share – 2003 – 2011
Chart 2 – Cable TV subscribers by type – 2008 – 2012
Chart 3 – UPC Nederland cable TV subscribers – 2005 – 2012
Chart 4 – Ziggo cable TV subscribers – 2007 – 2012
Exhibit 1 – Overview of digital media

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