Advanced Television


Netherlands: Film1 content deal with The Searchers

SPI’s premium pay-TV and on-demand service Film1 has concluded a licensing deal with one content distribution company, The Searchers, acquiring the broadcasting rights of more than forty titles including The Personal History of David Copperfield, X, Copshop, Queenpins, and Spencer to film fans in the Netherlands, over the next two years.Berk Uziyel, CEO of Film1’s […]

January 20, 2023

Usportfor automated cameras for Sparta Rotterdam

Usportfor has introduced video scouting for amateur footballers at Sparta Rotterdam in the City of Rotterdam. Sparta Rotterdam has one of the best scouting and youth academies in the Netherlands. Many of their talents played at the World Cup for the Dutch national team. In total 300 cameras will be installed in the Rotterdam region […]

December 15, 2022

Bank: “Prosus top pick for 2023”

On December 5th, Netherlands-based media conglomerate Prosus will hold a Capital Markets Day (along with its major backer Naspers) and it has prompted investment bank Exane/BNPP to issue a note to clients which – in summary – says that Prosus is set to emerge from the crises [of the past few years] stronger and is […]

November 30, 2022

RTL resumes broadcasting UCI Track Champions League

The UCI Track Champions League has confirmed that RTL – the largest commercial broadcaster in the Netherlands – will return to offer live coverage of the 2022 season. RTL joins a host of international broadcast partners that are being announced before the second UCI Track Champions League campaign commences in Mallorca on November 12th. The agreement was […]

October 31, 2022

Netherlands, Vietnam climb Netflix Speed Index

Netherlands’ Caiway saw an increase of 0.4 Mbps to 3.4 Mbp for the month of August on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. This was an improvement from last month’s performance, where Caiway dropped by 0.6 Mbps to 3 Mbps. The Netherlands also […]

September 13, 2022

34 countries in Netflix’s July ISP Speed Index top tier

Honduras’ Tevistat improved more than any other ISP for the month of July on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience. Tevistat returned to its April form, with an increase of 0.2 Mbps to 2.4 Mbps. Tevistat saw a similar increase in April […]

August 9, 2022

Film1 revamps streaming app

SPI owned and operated movie service Film1 has revamped its streaming app which includes the switch to a new OTT infrastructure that allows customisation and updates. Other enhancements include user interface improvements for a well-rounded user experience on web, iOS, Android apps and single-sign-on capability that provides seamless operator integration. The Ziggo set-top-box app has […]

July 27, 2022

Viaplay commissions Roombeek

One of the biggest disasters in recent Dutch history, the Enschede fireworks warehouse explosion in May 2000, will become the subject of a four-part scripted Viaplay Original series. The compelling drama ‘Roombeek’ will relate the devasting human impact of the tragedy and its aftermath, and is produced by EndemolShine Scripted, a Banijay Benelux label. ‘Roombeek’ […]

July 19, 2022

Netherlands: Viaplay scores Hoofdklasse rights

Viaplay has secured the exclusive streaming rights to Hoofdklasse field hockey in the Netherlands in a long-term agreement with the Hockey Hoofdklasse CV (HHcv), supported by the Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB), which aims to bring the country’s second-largest team sport by participation to a broad viewing audience. Starting in September, Viaplay will show nearly […]

July 5, 2022

Netherlands: ducktv on Ziggo

Mega Max Media has announced the launch of ducktv, the global toddler channel, on Ziggo in the Netherlands. All customers of Ziggo with a Movies & Series XL or TV Channels Plus package will be able to watch ducktv at channel 311. ducktv offers expertly curated programming aimed at children from 6 months to 4 […]

July 4, 2022