EC extends probe into Liberty Global mobile acquisition

BASE Company

The European Commission has extended its investigation into Liberty Global’s planned €1.3 billion acquisition of KPN-owned Belgian mobile operator BASE until March 17, without giving… Read more

KPN launches OTT service Play

KPN Play

Dutch telco KPN has launched subscription OTT service Play, offering a range of popular live TV channels and on-demand content for €11.99 a month for… Read more

Liberty Global offers concession to secure BASE approval

BASE Company

Liberty Global is offering concessions to secure EC approval of its acquisition of Belgian mobile operator BASE Company from KPN. The EC did not provide… Read more

IPTV delivers growth for KPN


Dutch telco KPN had 2.166 million TV subscribers at the end of June, up 8.3% year on year, including 1.74 million IPTV customers, up 19%.… Read more

KPN strikes ‘reference deal’ on fixed network access


Dutch telco KPN has reached an agreement with rival service provider Tele2 and pay TV provider M7 Group about access to its fixed network based… Read more

Cablevision stocks rise on Altice interest


US MSO Cablevision’s shares spiked at the end of last week after cable and telecom investor Patrick Drahi told the Wall Street Journal that he… Read more

Altice interested in acquiring KPN


Undaunted by last week’s rejection of its €10 billion offer by France’s Bouygues for its telecom unit, Numericable-SFR owner Altice has declared an interest in… Read more

KPN takes stake in Internet of Things specialist


Dutch telco KPN’s investment arm is taking a stake in France-based Internet of Things specialist Actility. KPN Ventures will participate in a capital raising exercise… Read more

KPN launches €35 million VC fund to promote innovation


Dutch telco KPN has launched a dedicated venture fund to step up efforts to “promote outside-in innovation” and increase its exposure to the startup community. … Read more

KPN adds BBC First to basic packages


BBC First launches tomorrow in the Netherlands tomorrow on KPN’s platforms. BBC Worldwide’s premium drama channel will air on the KPN Interactieve TV service, as… Read more