Förderverein Informationstechnik und Gesellschaft
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Internet television set-top boxes are flop in the Netherlands
No Dutch market for set-top boxes for the Net
Last August KPN and ISP Worldonline introduced Internet set-top boxes in the Netherlands. KPN used boxes from the French company NetGem and sold them in their Primafoon shops for NFL 700 (NFL 100 for the wireless keyboard) and dubbed them Net.Box.
No sales figures have been published and the manager responsible for them has refused to talk about the product. ISP World Online does not sell or market the product either. It is widely assumed that very few sets have been sold.