Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom sees solid growth in German TV base

Telekom’s TV subscriber base in Germany increased by 2.7% to 4.039 million year-on-year in the second quarter, outperforming growth in fixed broadband access lines, which amounted to 1.9%. The company added 38,000 TV customers in the first half of the year, despite a decline in the number of fixed lines it serves and despite slower […]

Deutsche Telekom renews Euroleague rights

Deutsche Telekom has renewed its broadcast rights deal with Euroleague Basketball through to 2026. The deal will see MagentaSport continue to broadcast the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague (including one game per round on free-to-air TV) and 7DAYS EuroCup, in addition to FIBA national teams competitions, German Federation competitions and the easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga. The renewal will […]

Deutsche Telekom agrees €17.5 billion towers unit sale

Deutsche Telekom has agreed a €17.5 billion deal to sell 51% of its towers business to a consortium made up of Canada’s Brookfield and US private equity firm DigitalBridge. The consortium was not initially a runner in the contest for the share in GD Towers, with a group led by KKR most recently thought to […]

KKR emerges as favourite for Deutsche Telekom’s US$20 billion tower business

A consortium led by KKR has reportedly emerged as the favourite to buy Deutsche Telekom’s US$20 billion-valued tower business in what is emerging to be a competitive bidding process. According to Bloomberg, the US-based investment company has made an offer in conjunction with Global Infrastructure Partners and Stonepeak. The sources cited by the report claimed […]

Cellnex tables bid for Deutsche Telekom towers business

Europe’s largest mobile phone tower operator Cellnex has reportedly offered Deutsche Telekom a stake in its business as part of a deal for its towers unit.  According to sources cited by Reuters, the Spanish Cellnex has offered a stake of less than 10%, with the deal valued at about €18 billion. The companies already have […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Comcast Technology Solutions for TV back-end platform

Deutsche Telekom has deployed Comcast Technology Solutions’ Cloud TV Suite as the new back-end platform for its Magenta TV across part of its European footprint. Deployments began in Austria and will be phased across other Deutsche Telekom markets throughout 2022. According to Comcast Technology Solutions its Cloud TV Suite will provide a unified platform and common […]

RTL-Telekom partnership fuels spectacular streaming growth

RTL’s streaming partnership with Deutsche Telekom has continued to fuel spectacular growth for its RTL+ offering, which grew its base by 84.6% in the year to March to reach 3.172 million subscribers. Taken together with Dutch streaming offering Videoland, which grew its base by 12.9% to reach 1.136 million subs, the RTL+ numbers mean that […]

Deutsche Telekom turns to Airties for Smart Wi-Fi rollout

Wireless technology specialist Airties has signed an agreement with Deutsche Telekom to deploy its Smart Wi-Fi products and services across Deutsche Telekom Europe.  Deutsche Telekom is using RDK open source software to standardise core functions of its broadband gateways. Under the agreement with Airties,  Telekom will also deploy Airties Edge software to enhance subscribers’ broadband gateways and Airties […]

Magenta Telekom picks Broadpeak for Austrian Magenta TV launch

Magenta Telekom has selected CDN provider Broadpeak to power its launch of Magenta TV in Austria. Magenta TV utilises a Cloud PVR solution from Broadpeak to deliver its streaming service. The tech is capable of delivering live, VOD, Cloud PVR, catch-up TV, time-shift TV, and other advanced services to subscribers on any screen. In particular, […]

Deutsche Telekom and Google expand partnership in TV, cloud and messaging

Deutsche Telekom has unveiled an expanded partnership with Google spanning enhanced mobile messaging for businesses, a new ‘sovereign cloud’ for Germany and its new Android TV-powered Magenta TV One set-top. The Magenta TV One, which has been available in Germany since last month, is to be be expanded to Telekom’s international markets, the company said. […]

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