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22 July 2019 - Our network

KPN introduces children’s channel DreamWorks for all KPN iTV customers

Today KPN and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN), are launching DreamWorks - the 24-hour HD-channel for children and family entertainment - in the Netherlands. DreamWorks Animation (DWA) is known worldwide for its inventive, inspirational stories and popular animated characters.

DreamWorks is available from 23 July to all customers with KPN Interactive TV, KPN iTV. At the start, the programs will be limited but a full 24-hour transmission schedule will operate from September.

The DreamWorks channel brings popular movie heroes to your home TV screen in their own TV programs, including Emmy®-winning original television series. With the launch of DreamWorks on KPN, children and other fans can look forward to that channel’s well-known and popular series such as: Dragons: Riders of Berk, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.

'KPN continues to offer the best content to its TV customers', says Stijn Nuijten, director Marketing of KPN for the consumer market. 'We are delighted to welcome the globally renowned DreamWorks on our TV platform so that we can add a variety of classic animated titles for children and other fans.'

'We are proud to have entered into a partnership with KPN – the first such agreement by the DreamWorks channel in the Netherlands – to be able to offer Dutch viewers our animation series and much-loved characters', says Lee Raftery, Managing Director of NBCUniversal International Networks, EMEA. 'We are convinced that the ability to get award-winning content – for the whole family – will improve the overall entertainment experience of KPN’s iTV-customers.'

New channels at KPN

Expanding the channels fits in with KPN’s strategy to ensure that customers have the best TV experience. KPN does this by, on the one hand, continuously improving the product (4K Ultra HD, Smart TV app, Interactive TV app, Netflix via TV receiver) and, on the other hand, by constantly renewing the range of TV channels and content providers.

KPN has recently expanded the range of channels for all TV customers with njam!, Love Nature and TV538. KPN customers with the Pluspakket have two new channels, 100%NL TV and Stingray Classica. For more information about KPN’s range of channels: www.kpn.com/zenderwijziging.

Note for the press: DreamWorks is organizing an official launch in the Netherlands in mid-August. If applicable, you will receive an invitation for this.

About NBCUniversal International Networks
NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 165 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo, DreamWorks and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK and The Style Network in Australia. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operates CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.