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Deutsche Glasfaser adopts waipu.tv for TV offering

German fibre operator Deutsche Glasfaser has begun offering services from Waipu.tv to its customers.

As part of a cooperation agreement between Deutsche Glasfaster and waipu.tv, new customers can sign up for waipu.tv directly and pay using their bill.

Deutsche Glasfaser was one of the earliest proponents of unicast TV delivery in Germany, launching a service called DGTV with set-tops originally supplied by ABox42. In 2018 the company also launched white label TV service BrightBlue, which was offered to partners across the country.

Deutsche Glasfaster said the move to waipu.tv would mean that customers will have access to more channels and additional TV services based on the latest streaming technology. All existing TV customers will also be gradually and automatically switched to the new IPTV offer from 2023, the company said.

Residential Glasfaser customers have two offers to choose from: the waipu.tv Comfort package for €6.99 per month and the waipu.tv Perfect Plus package for €12.99 per month.

In addition to linear television with more than 140 channels, the comfort package also includes 50 hours of recording time. Customers who choose waipu.tv Perfect Plus have access to over 200 channels, HD quality, 300 hours of recording time and over 50 pay TV channels.
The waipu.tv service can be used on most devices and operating systems, and simultaneously on up to four devices. Additional functionality includes startover TV.

The service is delivered via the waipu.tv 4k stick, replacing existing set-tops.

“As the digital provider for the regions, we are making our contribution to Germany’s digital progress with the nationwide fibre optic expansion in rural and suburban regions.  High-performance fibre optic internet and an outstanding IPTV offer simply belong together. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer our customers the market-leading Internet TV product together with waipu.tv,” said Ruben Queimano, CCO of DeutscheOSS.

Christoph Bellmer, CEO of Exaring AG, which operates waipu.tv said: “The cooperation is an important signal for the industry. It confirms the trend towards modern and reliable TV coverage via IP technology. This is a further step towards independence from the technically outdated transmission methods of cable and satellite – also and precisely because of the end of the ancillary cost privilege in 2024.”

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