T-Mobile Netherlands is entering the market with a OTT ‘skinny bundle’. The company, exited the Dutch fixed line market last year with the sale of ISP Online, said consumers are tired of having to pay for oversized TV subscriptions. Its new Knippr service will next year offer a basic plan of live channels, and customers can add more channels as they wish.
The service works with any internet connection and does not require the customer to take a broadband fixed-line or mobile subscription from T-Mobile. T-Mobile said it’s in talks with almost all the major broadcasters and online video services to offer customers the widest possible choice for their package. The exact content and prices will be announced in the spring when the service is expected to launch. A beta version will be available in early 2016.
The news from T-Mobile follows the recent launch of the first OTT TV service in the Netherlands, Play van KPN. This offers the most popular TV channels in the Netherlands, as well as on-demand services and HBO.