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Telcos are ‘taking over pay TV’

Telecoms companies will account for over half of all pay TV subscriptions in Western Europe and Lat-Am within five years, according to new research. Research house Ovum forecasts that over a quarter of all global pay TV subs will be through telcos, with additions largely going to be driven by organic expansion of IPTV services. […]

Ziggo replacing HBO with Series XL

Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo will launch a new movies and series package in January as part of a move to replace HBO Netherlands following Liberty and HBO’s decision to shut down their joint venture. The Ziggo Movies & Series XL offering of channels and on-demand services will launch on January 1, and will include […]

Viceland to launch in the Netherlands in 2017

Vice’s linear TV channel, Viceland, will launch via Liberty Global-owned operator Ziggo in the Netherlands next year. Vice said that the youth lifestyle and culture channel will go live in the first quarter of 2017 – initially via Ziggo, but with “further distribution” due to follow later in the year.  Viceland NL will air a […]

HBO shutting channels in the Netherlands

HBO is set to close its channels in the Netherlands at the end of the year. The premium pay TV network will cease to distribute its linear channels HBO1, HBO2 and HBO3 in the country on December 31. Its dedicated on-demand services HBO Go and HBO On Demand will go dark at the same time. […]

All3 agrees major drama output deal with Liberty

All3Media will produce four original drama series for cable platforms owned by its co-parent, Liberty Global. This marks the first time Liberty has agreed to such as agreement to create exclusive original programming for its customers, and marks a major milestone in its ownership of UK-based production giant All3. The dramas will come over the […]

Vodafone UK CEO to lead Liberty JV

Vodafone and Liberty Global have said they will appoint Vodafone UK CEO Jeroen Hoencamp (pictured) as the chief executive of their 50-50 joint venture in the Netherlands. Under the plans, which were announced today, Ziggo chief finance officer Ritchy Drost will become CFO of the merged entity – which will combine Liberty-owned Ziggo’s fibre broadband network […]

Ziggo to offer Italian channels via Horizon

Liberty Global-owned Dutch cable operator Ziggo is to add an Italian package to its Horizon advanced TV service. The TV Italiano package will include Rai Uno, Rai Due, Ri Tre, Rai Storia, Rai News 24 and Mediaset Italia. The move follows agreements signed with pubcaster Rai and commercial broadcaster Mediaset for the launch of the […]

Food Network serves up Ziggo deal

Scripps Networks’ Food Network and Fine Living channels are to be launched on Dutch cable operator Ziggo’s platform as part of the programmer’s pan-regional deal with Liberty Global. The channels offer content including top rating titles Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and Chopped on Food Network, and Fixer Upper and House Hunters on Fine Living. Series […]

Vodafone, Liberty Global agree Dutch merger

Vodafone and Liberty Global have agreed to merge their Dutch operations, forming a 50-50 joint venture that will combine Ziggo’s fibre broadband network with Vodafone’s mobile operations. The firms said that through the deal they will create a unified communications provider in the Netherlands – with complementary strengths across video, broadband, mobile and B2B services. […]

Ziggo signs sports video deal with The QYou

Dutch cable operator Ziggo has signed a two-year sports video deal with youth-focused broadcaster The QYou. Under the agreement, the QYou – a linear TV service that aims to bring the ‘best of the web’ to pay TV – will deliver 225 episodes of short-form sports videos to Ziggo. The ‘Q-Sport’ shows will be created […]