Vodafone and Liberty Global, both based in London, are discussing possible transactions which include a merger, reports Bloomberg Business. A merger between the two companies would be another step in the growing consolidation in the telecommunications industry.
Ziggo and UPC lost around 50,000 customers in the first three months of this year. This was largely a result of the merger between the two companies, reported Ziggo at the presentation of the first quarter results on Friday.
The Netherlands' largest cable operator, Ziggo, is dropping 450 employees in its merger with Dutch cable company UPC, NOS reports. Several hundred temporary workers, freelancers, independent contractors and third-party hires will also be let go.
The action week to raise money for Ebola concludes today with a National Action Day. Thus fa 4.5 million euro has been raised to fight the disaster.
Daytime American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful is coming to Amsterdam, as the drama films a romantic story along the canals. Executive producer and head writer Bradley Bell made the official announcement after cable outlet Soap Opera Network started the rumour last Monday.
Johnny de Mol, who is co-presenter of the upcoming RTL 5 program Project P: Stop Het Pesten with Dennis Weening, thinks that judgement has been cast over the show too early. "Before it has been seen", he said in RTL Late Night.
A local television channel in Dordrecht has caused outrage over denying a gay couple to appear on a programme. The men were cancelled at the last moment because several editorial staff members have a problem with homosexuality. Dordrecht politicians are reacting with exasperation, Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The city of Deventer has been without internet, telephone and TV since Monday morning due to a break in a cable which happened during maintenance.
An international friendly football match played Tuesday night between the Netherlands and Colombia was viewed by 1.8 million people.
Netflix said it plans to bring some more TV series and films from Sony Pictures Entertainment in the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands, 84% of homes watch digital TV, according to a new report by the Authority for Consumer and Market (ACM).
Retired presenter and singer Herman Emmink died on Monday in Laren at the age of 86. Emmink became famous with his version of the evergreen “Tulips from Amsterdam”.
He started his career as announcer for the radio in the early fifties. In 1957, he gained much popularity as a singer with the famous song “Tulips from Amsterdam”. He became known as “the singing broadcaster”.