The Supreme Court of the Netherlands is sending a series of questions to the European Court of Justice to decide if by sharing torrent files, The Pirate Bay is violating Europe's copyright directive. The questions concern a court case brought by copyright protection organization Brein against internet service providers Ziggo and XS4ALL.
Thousands of Ziggo subscribers had little or no internet on Tuesday night due to a so-called DDoS attack on the internet service provider. The nationwide disruption has been resolved, Ziggo announced on Wednesday morning.
Several months after the merger of Ziggo and UPC, customers are still jumping ship amid reports of technical issues. The company has lost another 87,000 clients in the second quarter of the year, a 0.7 percent decrease that should cost the firm around 4.2 million euros.
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 merger of UPC and Ziggo into one network provider has not been without complications. A survey of 3,000 Ziggo clients revealed that a quarter of subscribers have since experienced problems watching television, reports de Volkskrant.
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 court in Amsterdam ruled that UPC does not have to hand over the names and addresses of customers who allegedly downloaded a porn movie illegally to the alleged copyright owner.
Millions of households' televisions will soon loose signal. Ziggo is adjusting its network because of the merger with UPC. Customers will therefore have to set their TV or decoder again.
About 900 jobs will disappear with the merger of cable operators Ziggo and UPC Netherlands in November. This is about 20 percent of the total number of employees.
The cable group Liberty Global has received approval from the European Commission for the acquisition of Ziggo, the largest cable television operator in the Netherlands.
Cable companies like Ziggo and UPC violate the script writers' copyrights by providing movies and shows to their subscribers without the script writers' permission. The court in Amsterdam determined that script writers should be paid for the broadcasts.
The Amsterdam film week has been canceled because the organization could not find enough partners to continue the festival. Organizers Maria Lam and Fulko Kuindersma tell filmpjekijken.com that they are working on a new film-related project instead.
Following Ziggo and XS4ALL, now KPN will also remove the block on The Pirate Bay website, announced KPN, Friday.
The Hague court order to unblock The Pirate Bay torrent site will not apply to KPN, UPC and Tele2.
A Judge in The Hague had ruled that ISP's in the Netherlands should unblock The Pirate Bay.
Cable company Ziggo recorded an exponential profit increase of 80 percent, 347 million euros, over 2013.
Netherlands’ largest cable operator Ziggo has rejected a takeover bid from John Malone's Liberty Global.