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Netherlands - Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Netherlands - Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

The Dutch TV market benefits from a comprehensive cable network reaching almost all TV homes, together with upgraded DSL networks capable of providing bundled offers and videostreaming services to most households. The Netherlands was the first country in Europe 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 dominant cableco Ziggo Group, which since December 2016 has become the joint venture branded as VodafoneZiggo. The new company is at the forefront in the provision of popular all-in-one services, including fixed-line services from Ziggo coupled with Vodafone's nationwide LTE offers. T-Mobile, having secured Vodafone's fixed-line business in November 2016, is now also able to offer quad-play services and provide more effective competition to KPN.

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 videostreaming services including VoD and IPTV.

Key developments:

KPN launches KPN Play OTT service; triple-play accessed in a third of households; KPN signs distribution deal with BBC Worldwide; Liberty Global creates joint venture with Vodafone; broadcasters trial live streaming on their premium catch-up OTT service; T-Mobile Netherlands launches quad-play offer, launches Knippr' OTT service; report update includes the regulator's market data to Q2 2016, telcos' operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

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


1. Synopsis
2. Digital Media
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Business models
2.2.1 Bundled services
3. Digital TV
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)
3.2.1 Digitenne
3.2.2 Nozema
3.3 Videostreaming
3.4 Communication: VoIP
3.4.1 KPN
3.5 Cable TV
3.5.1 Introduction
3.5.2 Cable network access
3.5.3 VodafoneZiggo
3.6 Satellite TV
4. Related reports
Table 1 Bundled play subscribers by type 2013 - 2016
Table 2 Market share of broadband in bundled services 2011 - 2016
Table 3 Market share of fixed-voice in bundled services 2011 - 2016
Table 4 Market share of TV in bundled services 2011 - 2016
Table 5 KPN subscribers with bundled services 2008 - 2016
Table 6 Digital TV distribution infrastructure market share 2003 2011
Table 7 TV retail revenue by platform 2006 2016
Table 8 TV subscribers by platform 2014 2016
Table 9 Digitenne subscribers 2006 - 2016
Table 10 KPN IPTV subscribers 2008 - 2016
Table 11 Ziggo VoIP subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 12 Voice-over-Broadband lines in services 2006 - 2016
Table 13 KPN VoIP subscribers 2005 - 2015
Table 14 Cable TV subscribers by type 2008 - 2016
Table 15 Cable TV households and penetration 2008 - 2016
Table 16 Ziggo cable TV subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 17 UPC Nederland cable TV subscribers 2005 - 2014
Table 18 UPC Netherlands revenue () 2007 - 2014
Table 19 Satellite TV households and household penetration 2002 2011; 2016
Chart 1 Ziggo cable TV subscribers 2007 2016
Exhibit 1 Overview of digital media

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