These days together with Daniela Tesca, Leo Giannotti and others we have united to start a protest in order to maintain Rai 1 distribution in the Netherlands.
From april Ziggo has announced it will eliminate the Italian public tv-station Rai 1 from its standard offer and will replace it with the Berlusconi-controlled channel Mediaset Italia.
This already happend in june Protected content UPC (Amsterdam/Rotterdam) and with KPN (nationwide) in Protected content .
It is the consequence of the merger of Ziggo with UPC and the commercial moves Mediaset Italia is making. The 'new' Ziggo (which will incorporate UPC and the brand UPC will dissapear in the Netherlands from april) has decleared that there are not so many viewers and people interested for Rai 1.
Nvertheless in order to receiev the complete of Rai it is neccessary to have a satellitedish; this unfortunately is not possible for everyone.
Eliminating Rai 1 for the 4,29 milion of subscriber-households of Ziggo means Rai 1 is losing its relevant distribution in the Netherlands. (KPN has 1,6 milion of households subscribed on their IPTV platform).
We want to ask you to help us with the protest, requesting Ziggo (including AMSTERDAM and ROTTERDAM!) to maintain Rai 1.
On this website you can sign a petition
A Facebook group has beek created which you can 'like'
It is also appreciated if peole react (only for Ziggo subscribers) on the Ziggo-forum
PS> if people are interested more background information is available in English, Italiand and Dutch