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A detailed update of the Netherlands' TV market, encompassing free-to-air and pay TV across all TV technologies (cable, DTH, IPTV, terrestrial, and DTT) plus next-generation TV initiatives and OTT video.


  • Regulator ACM is negotiating with EU authorities in Brussels to gain permission to open up the Ziggo cable network.
  • KPN has won the right to retain DTT in the country up to 2030, and it will upgrade to DVB-T2.
  • Ziggo continues to incur subscriber losses after its acquisition of UPC.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides an insight into how the pay-TV and TV advertising sectors are faring in the Netherlands.
  • Assesses the prospects for multiscreen/OTT initiatives in the Dutch TV market

Key questions answered

  • How is the Ziggo–UPC merger affecting the Dutch TV market?
  • When will analog cable be fully digitized and how will this impact the competitive landscape?
  • What will be the impact of regulation that proposes opening up of Ziggo’s network to competition?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Netherlands TV Update

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