Germany’s M-net launches IPTV offering with ABOX42 set-tops

TV-Set-ABOX42-MNetGerman regional telecom operator M-net has launched an IPTV service using set-top boxes provided by Germany-based ABOX42.

The TV service, M-net TVplus, will be deployed over M-net’s fibre network in the southern part of the country.

The ABOX42 M20 box, in combination with Swiss TV technology provider Zattoo’s multiscreen white-label IPTV solution was selected by cable marketing organisaiton Deutsche Netzmarketing (DNMG) at the end of 2015 to offer a end-to-end solution to all of its members.

M-net, which is Germany’s second-largest fibre network provider, said that the TV service, which went live this month, has already exceeded expectations in Terms of the orders received to date.

M-net is offering a selection of about 100 channels together with VoD and multiscreen TV.

“We were carefully analysing and selecting the solution for our new M-net TVplus IPTV service. The project was launched only a few months after kick-off and it was delivered in time. This solution helps us to offer a modern TV proposition with many new features. A compelling TV service as well as highly competitive product bundles will help to direct people to M-net”, says Thomas Bichlmeir, responsible for M-net TVplus.

“M-net is an ideal example of a modern operator managing the transformation to full IP services. At ABOX42 we are aware of the very high expectations from operators for an advanced IPTV solution with latest features. To be able to role out such demanding operator projects within a few months, requires very experienced partners and a solid, scalable and customizable solution – and this is exactly what we provide”, said Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42.