Rekam second Dutch cabler to go all digital
Published: 09.44 UTC January 3, 2011 by Robert Briel

Dutch cable operator Rekam, serving over 42,000 homes in the city of Gouda and environs,has become the second in the country to go “all digital” by switching off its analogue bouquet.

Rekam offers its subscribers a basic digital bouquet of over 40 channels for €6.60 a month, “the lowest price in the country”, according to the cabler. There are no additional tiers or premium channels, but Rekam is the only network in the country with two different companies offering digital TV. CAIW also offers digital bouquets on the network, so people who want to have a wider choice can opt for the packages offered by CAIW.

Rekam’s basic digital tier is unencrypted, so any TV set equipped with a DVB-C tuner can receive all the channels, which includes all major Dutch public and private broadcasters. The cable originally planned complete analogue switch-off on October 10, but postponed the date when there was a shortage of inexpensive analogue cable tuners.