Dutch number of TV subscriptions fell slightly




Fewer and fewer Dutch have a subscription for watching television. This has Telecompaper quantified. The Netherlands has a total of 7.8 million subscriptions for watching TV.

The number of digital TV connections increased, but the number of analogue connections fell considerably, which disappeared in the first three months of 2016 net eight thousand connections, reports Telecompaper.

According to the research that is because almost everyone has a TV subscription, while few people take out a second TV subscription for an apartment or room because they can watch on their laptop, tablet or smartphone. In addition, more and more people who no longer need their TV subscription and take a lot of young people who have never had a TV subscription, there is no if they live on their own.

Ziggo remains market leader with just over 50 percent of the connections, but the cable company is losing ground. The number of subscribers is increasing by KPN and service provider amounted to 29.2 percent of the market. Other providers have a total of 19.1 percent. Among them are regional cable operators and Internet service providers offering IPTV services.

The research relies primarily on quarterly results of companies, but also reports of supervisor ACM and interviews with key people at companies involved.


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