History

In 1996 Divitel’s foundations were laid, a Dutch digital video broadcasting and telecommunications company was formed. In the same year the medium internet emerged. Internet was in its infancy at that time, but soon became booming business. Several other companies doing digital video were founded in the same years, but thanks to the strong pioneering spirit of Divitel and its team, this company was the only -on digital video focused- corporation that survived the huge internet crash in 2003.

It took a lot of study with scientists and other specialists, but being the first company to realise a digital video connection was of course a very special and undertaking process! Divitel focused on the professional broadcast industry in the Netherlands at first, but shortly after the start foreign companies relied on the capabilities of Divitel as well.

Milestones and Achievements

At Divitel, we believe in “changing to stay the same” and in over the last twenty years, there have been many changes, milestones and achievements indeed. In this overview you will find the most important ones, that have shaped who we are today. Of course, we have also included our roadmap in our efforts to build a brand that stands for more than the value added to our customers.

1995

Divitel was founded
We were one of the few that believed that digital tv would be the future.

1996

Kurdistan TV
Approached by British Telecom for the delivery of an analogue/digital MPEG2 mobile uplink station.

1998

KPN
Build of the very first ever G.703 media gateway connection.

1999

Big Brother
Realized the worlds 1st interactive video connection, making it possible for viewers to manage the cameras in the different rooms.

2000

UPC
The 1st video over IP connection (from Budapest to Amsterdam)

2004

Mediapark Hilversum
Build of the media gateway on the Mediapark in Hilversum

2006

UPC
Optimized distribution of UPC content throughout Europe through the creation of a Headend in the sky.

2006

Ziggo
Deployment of OTT Windows Media WebTV player. Ten Dutch TV channels could be seen on different mobile devices.

2008

Caiway
Deployment of an IPTV, multiscreen OTT platform.

2009

TDS
Renovation of the existing platform and migration to MMDS. Analogue to digital without interrupting the MMDS system.

2010

ZDF
DVB Headend, OTT Streaming, control room monitoring systems.

2011

Ziggo
Design, build and support of a multiscreen distribution of unicast streams for PC. And a streaming platform for the iPad Ziggo TV app.

2012

SBS the broadcasting group
The fist HbbTV playout system to go live in the Netherlands.

2013

FD Gazellen awards
This was the first time that Divitel won the title of one of the fastest growing companies in the Netherlands. We won this award for 5 consecutive years on 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

2013

M:TEL
Migration from middleware including OTT and APP strategy via Motorola.

2014

Ericsson Channel Partner Award
Ericsson award for growth in Ericsson sales in 2013.

2014

Arris Innovation Award
Divitel won the ward for most innovative system integrator for the 2013 M:TEL project.

2014

TKS
Deployment of DVB-C, IPTV, multi-format, multi-DRM, OTT platform.

2014

Telesur
DVB-T2 platform deployment.

2014

NPO
EMD platform - hardware and software

2014

Dutch Innovation Top 100
This is the first time that we were appointed one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands. We won this award not only in 2014, but also in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

2017

The Divitel Video Delivery Landscape
This was the first release of our very popular overview of market technology players in the video distribution realm.

2017

VEON
Pre-study for a more scalable TV platform for EurAsia.

2017

Quickline
Integration of a multi-vendor DVB-C, IPTV and OTT platform, shared by 25 partner networks. After launch; proactive Monitoring and QoS assurance.

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2017

Opening of the Divitel Operating Center
For remote management of our customers' daily video distribution operations.

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2018

The Divitel Application Lifecycle Management Lab
For full video delivery ecosystem testing and workflow automation. The lab was created to assist clients in speeding up time-to-market for their TV and video applications, while ensuring quality of service on an increasingly wide range of end-user devices.

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2018

CANTO membership
Divitel becomes member of CANTO (Caribbean Telecommunications community).

2018

Divitel Quantum Platform
Release of the first phase of our legacy independent SaaS solution to manage video distribution at Quickline.

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2018

IND recognized referee
Divitel has been included in the public register of IND (Immigration and Naturalisation Service) recognized referees. Divitel can now apply for residency permits with the purpose of hiring employees from countries outside Europe.

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2018

ISO27001 certification
Guaranteed data security through Divitel accreditation of ISO27001 Information Security Standard.

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2019

NLConnect membership
NLconnect is a trade organization that connects the chain of companies that build and operate broadband networks as well as companies that provide services over this high-quality digital infrastructure.

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2020

Setar
Deployment of a combined cloud and on-premise setup for full IPTV/OTT and improved Wi-Fi platform.

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2020

Divitel Operating Center Expansion
Increased capacity of the Divitel Operating Center for remote management of our customers' video delivery.

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2020

First release of the Divitel Quantum Platform
First release of our unique 360-dregrees, data-driven monitoring approach. We have named this release NEO.

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2020

Go Malta
Happy consumers and lower costs through the fast deployment of Managed Mesh WiFi.

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2020

World Economic Forum Global Innovators
The Global Innovators Community is an invitation-only group of the world’s most promising start-ups and scale-ups that are at the forefront of technological and business model innovation. Divitel is proud to have been appointed as one of these prestigious innovators.

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2021

NL AI Coalition membership
The NL AIC is a public-private partnership in which the government, the business sector, educational and research institutions, as well as civil society organizations collaborate to accelerate and connect AI developments and initiatives.

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2021

Start of Divitel Blockchain project
Divitel joins forces with Ledger Leopard to implement block chain technology to Divitel's managed video distribution operational processes.

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2021

T-Mobile
Divitel helped solve many recurring digital video quality issues and reduce the number of customer care calls significantly.

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2021

The Divitel Video Delivery Landscape
The Video Delivery Landscape 2021 reaches 1000K+ views.

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2021

Kabelnoord
A great in-home WiFi experience for Kabelnoord customers.

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