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KPN CEO tipped for Sky Italia

Maximo Ibarra, who has been hotly tipped to replace Andrea Zappia as CEO of Sky Italia, has resigned as chief executive of KPN. According to the Dutch telco’s statement, Ibarra (left) has resigned for pressing family reasons and because he is to move back to Italy to “take up a new executive position”. Ibarra will […]

Viceland extends Netherlands carriage via KPN and T-Mobile deals

Vice Media lifestyle channel Viceland is to become available to two million additional households in the Netherlands on July 18, following new carriage deals with leading carriers KPN and T-Mobile. Unveiling the deal, Stefan Tieleman, general manager Viceland and VICE Studios, Benelux said: “Just a little over a year after our launch, these deals demonstrate our […]

BBC First extends Dutch distribution

BBC Worldwide is upping the distribution of BBC First in the Netherlands after agreeing a deal with TV, internet and phone provider Caiway. The operator will carry the ‘best of British drama’ channel from June 15, and it will available to its 200,000 subscribers. The fully localised Dutch version of BBC First is already available […]

BBC’s drama channel launching in Europe

BBC Worldwide is launching its drama channel BBC First in Europe for the first time, TBI understands. It will launch in the Netherlands next month and throughout the Benelux region soon after. First is programmed with high-end scripted programming from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, and third-party UK drama. It has […]

Liberty Global makes senior Virgin Media appointment

Liberty Global has named the managing director of UPC Netherlands, Robert Dunn, as Virgin Media’s next chief finance officer. The appointment is due to be made after Liberty completes its buyout of Virgin Media, which is due to happen by the end of the second quarter. Dunn will replace current Virgin CFO Eamonn O’Hare, who […]

Spotify plans push into TV

Internet-powered music service Spotify is planning to make a bigger push into the living room, with more smart TV apps and set-top deployments in the works. Speaking to TBI-sister title DTVE ahead of his keynote panel discussion at TV Connect, Spotify’s global head of platform partnerships, Pascal De Mul, said that the firm was “was […]

New Belgian pay TV service launches with raft of intn’l channels

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new pay TVservice in Belgium, Snow. The service will combine TV, internet and telephony in a bundled offering, competing with existing providers Telenet and Belgacom. The Snow service will be marketed separately from KPN Belgium’s existing mobile telecom offering in the country, Base. The service offers 33 channels including […]