KPN and Fox Sports Reach Agreement on Sport channel package – update

Aug

7

2016

Fox Sports channels are at KPN subscribers on Saturday at 18:00 not gone black. This threatened to happen because the two companies could not agree on a new contract. Nevertheless, the two parties have still not reached an agreement.

The station was in black go if the two parties could not reach an agreement before 18:00 on Saturday. That put Fox on Friday. That has not happened, but there is an 18:00 no actual agreement yet. Negotiations continue. That leaves KPN know his forum. If the stations go all black, which Fox may decide, KPN compensates for a proportionate part of the subscription fee. Neither of the two parties gave a further statement to date about the situation. This article is adapted if that happens.

Officially expired contract between KPN and Fox on 1 August. The two have been about eighteen months negotiating a new contract. To the investment in broadcasting rights for several soccer championships recoup, Fox Sports wants under the new contract a contribution KPN per subscriber two euros per person. Now Fox still get a certain amount per customer that actually decreases the channel package. In exchange for the amount of money per subscriber, KPN will have the ability to stop the Fox Sports channels in the basic package than under the old contract at a lower cost.

Fox, the amount KPN subscribers and uses it as part of a calculation formula to arrive at a price for the transfer of the sports channels. The company does not want the customer necessarily pay more for the sports channels, but that KPN itself is more expensive. However, KPN believes that this increase will only accept charges if those costs through charges to consumers and to this end the Dutch TV Internet and telephony provider unwilling.

KPN even lodged summary proceedings against Fox Sports. It would be unfair if KPN had to pay more than competitor Fox Sports Ziggo, found the company. At its own estimate, the new contract to ensure that KPN 2.5 times paid for the channels as Ziggo does now. The judge was not there in it because the contract between Ziggo and Fox Sports continues longer than that between KPN and Fox. Only when Ziggo and Fox again to go to the table, it would really prove whether KPN is presented with unfair contract terms or not. Meanwhile, does the Authority’s Consumer and Market Research to the dispute.

Update, 22:47: KPN on its website known that there is now an agreement has been struck. The Company does not enter into detail, but it seems that the new contract has quite a bit away from the old. Fox Sports channels are not in the basic package subscribers can simply opt for Fox Sports channels in the form of an additional package of channels. In addition, KPN them saying that it “has been given more flexibility to provide access to football for a broader group of enthusiasts at a lower price.” Possible, KPN even mean that prices for Fox to decline Sport package, but it is currently not clear. Sunday tweakers will contact KPN and asks for further information.

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