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Deutsche Telekom: Vodafone-Liberty Global deal ‘completely unacceptable’

Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges has spoken out against a potential tie up between Vodafone and Liberty Global-owned Unitymedia, branding it “completely unacceptable”. Speaking on the company’s fourth quarter and full year earnings call, Höttges raised concerns about market concentration in the TV market and said that a combined Vodafone and Unitymedia would dominate the […]

Deutsche Telekom makes TV gains, extends CEO’s contract

Deutsche Telekom grew its TV customer base by 9.0% in Germany and 4.8% in the rest of Europe during 2017 and announced that it has renewed CEO Tim Höttges’ contract. In its home market, Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV and satellite TV subscriber base climbed to 3.14 million at the end of 2017 – an increase of […]

EntertainTV gobbles up Fremantle’s Picnic in exclusive content push

EntertainTV, the Deutsche Telekom pay TV service, has taken exclusive rights to Australian drama Picnic at Hanging Rock. The deal comes months after Deutsche Telekom ordered its first original series, Germanized, a Franco-German coproduction that this week secured Amazon Prime Video as a coproducer. The platform has already added services such as Netflix and Ultra-HD […]

Amazon Prime brings in first French original

Amazon Prime Video is teaming up with Newen (through its Telfrance subsidiary), Bavaria Fiction and Deutsche Telekom for the brand new comedy drama Germanized. In French, the title will be Deutsche-Les-Landes. It will be the first French original to appear on Amazon’s streaming service in France. Amazon will also be the exclusive distribution partner for […]

Cosmote TV secures Champions League football

OTE-owned Greek pay TV service Cosmote TV has secured exclusive rights to Champions League and Europa League football until 2021. All Champions League and Europa League matches will air exclusively on Cosmote Sports channels. The pay TV operator has secured rights to 137 Champions League matches and 205 Europa League matches as well as the […]

T-Mobile Austria buys UPC Austria for €1.9bn

T-Mobile Austria has agreed to buy Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Austria for an enterprise value of €1.9 billion, in a deal that will transform it from a mobile to a quad-play provider. The agreement, which was announced before Christmas, will see the Deutsche Telekom-owned mobile operator take on incumbent operator A1 Telekom Austria as […]

Former Rogers exec takes up post as Telekom Deutschland chief

Deutsche Telekom has named two new board members, with Dirk Wössner replacing Niek Jan van Damme as member for Germany and Adel Al-Saleh taking over from Reinhard Clemens as member responsible for corporate customer arm T-Systems. Wössner joins the board and takes over as managing director of Telekom Deutschland, the group’s domestic German arm, effective […]

Ginx launches on Cosmote TV

ESports TV channel Ginx Esports TV has launched on Deutsche Telekom-affiliated Greek telco OTE’s Cosmote TV service. The agreement with Cosmote TV will bring Ginx’s coverage of eSports tournaments and associated factual, lifestyle and entertainment programming to Greek viewers. The channel will be available via Cosmote TV packages as well as through the Cosmote TV […]

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom extend partnership

Netflix and Deutsche Telekom have partnered up to give all of the latter’s customers access to the streaming service. Telekom customers in Germany, Poland and the Netherlands have already experienced the benefits of the partnership. From this October, EntertainTV customers in Germany have been able to access the Netflix content in 4K on the EntertainTV […]

Höttges: sports and drama boosting Deutsche Telekom’s TV base

Investment in sports and drama content is helping fuel growth in Deutsche Telekom’s domestic TV base, according to CEO Timotheus Höttges. Hailing the addition of 65,000 subscribers to the Entertain service’s TV base over the last year, Höttges, speaking after the company posed its Q3 figures, said that Telekom’s “broad range of products and services […]

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