Advanced Television


KPN acquires Youfone’s Dutch activities

KPN has acquired the Dutch activities of Youfone. Youfone is already active on KPN’s networks with more than 540k Youfone customers already using the mobile and fixed networks in the Netherlands. They will continue to do so after the acquisition. In a press statement, KPN said: “Youfone is a fast-growing and challenging telecom operator with […]

June 22, 2023

KPN acquires Primevest’s fibre network

KPN has further strengthened its fibre footprint in the Netherlands’ larger cities by acquiring the fibre network of Primevest Capital Partners. This consists of 127k homes passed in urban areas in The Hague, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. The acquisition is in line with KPN’s strategy to expand its fibre network and cover ~80 per cent of […]

June 19, 2023

KPN, HBO Max collaboration

Customers of Dutch multiplay telco KPN will soon be able to watch entertainment from SVoD service HBO Max through their services thanks to a multi-year collaboration. From September 2022, KPN customers can add an HBO Max subscription to their KPN Internet, TV or Mobile subscription – making the streaming service available to 3.6 million Dutch […]

August 15, 2022

Truphone launches Free eSIM offering

Global player in eSIM software, Truphone, has announced a new step for the acceleration of eSIM. It’s Freedom for Free offering provides its eSIM technology free to chip manufacturers and device makers, encouraging faster take up of embedded or integrated SIM with platform integration at no cost until the point of activation. This eliminates one […]

February 24, 2022

MPEG LA offers one-stop licence for ATSC 3.0

MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio Licence providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many US television markets, improves the television viewing experience with higher audio […]

January 21, 2022

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting that ‘big tech’ platforms also contribute fairly to network costs. The Statement (below) was issued by ETNO, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association, which represents Europe’s […]

November 29, 2021By Colin Mann

Netherlands: WildEarth on KPN

WildEarth has announced the launch of its wildlife and nature channel on KPN in The Netherlands. This partnership confirms the Dutch passion for safaris and marks a major step forward in connecting millions of KPN subscribers to immersive nature programming. The WildEarth channel will be available on channel 86 of the Plus Package and features […]

August 3, 2021