CNN International bumped from Dutch analog cable for reasons only a Dutch cable bureaucrat would understand.
Posted: 03 Apr 2010 Print Send a link
"Holland’s largest cable operator Ziggo has removed CNN International from the basic analogue tier in a number of cities including Utrecht. The cabler has replaced the US news channel and its own information channel Ziggo TV with TV5 Monde and TVE Internacional, as ordered by the local Programme Council. ... Last year, Ziggo reduced the number of analogue channels across its entire network to 30 in order to make room for more digital TV capacity to accommodate HD and SD channels, as well as to free up capacity for broadband access. At the same time, the cabler harmonised its basic analogue, offer including the best watched channels. A number of local Programme Councils, however, protested as they want to include international channels such as TV5Monde, RAI Uno, TVE Internacional and ERT World (Greek)." Robert Briel, Broadband TV News, 2 April 2010. CNN International is not an international channel?