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“Reliable” Deutsche Telekom sees modest TV growth

Deutsche Telekom has reported a steady growth in its TV division. In Germany, Magenta TV saw an increase of 58,000 customers, contributing to a total of 3.48 million and an increase of 1.7%. However, this performance does not live up to Q4 2018 and Q1 2019, where 62,000 and 66,000 customers signed up to the […]

Magenta Telekom names ex-Liberty Global exec as CTIO

Deutsche Telekom’s Austrian subsidiary has named Volker Libovsky as chief technology and information officer. Libovsky will be responsible for IT, network operations and convergent network expansion at Magenta Telekom, the new name of the former T-Mobile Austria following its acquisition of cable operator UPC Austria from Liberty Global. Libovsky was previously chief information officer and […]

Operators remain bitter as Germany’s €6.6 billion 5G auction comes to an end

Deutsche Telekom has secured mobile frequencies worth €2.17 billion for its planned 5G rollout, bringing the auction of spectrum for 5G in the country to a close. Telekom acquired four blocks of frequency in the 2GHz band and nine blocks in the 3.6GHz band. The auction was bitterly contested by participants who complained about the […]

Orange to sell BT stake

Orange Group is set to sell off its £495 million (€555 million) stake in BT. Deutsche Telekom and France Télécom (now Orange) initially launched EE as a 50:50 venture in 2010, with the company being acquired by BT in 2016.  Orange held a 4% stake in BT after the sale of EE in 2014, which […]

Deutsche Telekom taps Accedo for Amazon Fire TV

Deutsche Telekom has tapped video technology outfit Accedo to deliver its Magenta TV service on Amazon Fire TV. Magenta TV offers live and VOD video, giving subscribers access to up to 75 channels, 45 of which are in High Definition. Users can also fine tune their preferences and settings in-app to get a personalized experience. […]

Magenta TV sees success in Deutsche Telekom in Q1 earnings

Magenta TV, the OTT service offering from Deutsche Telekom, has “gained ground” in the competitive German market since its launch in October 2018, the company’s Q1 earnings report has revealed. On May 9, Deutsche Telekom announced its quarterly earnings, with growth in the OTT market proving a particular point of success. According to the report, […]

T-Mobile and UPC Austria become Magenta Telekom

T-Mobile Austria has merged its operations with cable subsidiary UPC Austria to create an integrated service provider to be known as Magenta Telekom after Deutsche Telekom Group’s flagship product brand. The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary will market its services under the Magenta retail brand, while retaining the T logo as its corporate brand. The company plans […]

Deutsche Telekom adds raft of ZDF content to on-demand service

Deutsche Telekom has added a raft of new content to its Megathek on-demand library from the catalogue of public broadcaster ZDF. Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta TV viewers can now watch about 350 additional German-language episodes and series from ZDF. Over 8,500 content items from ARD Plus, ZDF Select, ARD Plus Kids and ZDFtivi Select are now […]

Deutsche Telekom taps MediaKind for Hungarian launch of cloud TV platform

Deutsche Telekom has extended its partnership with technology outfit MediaKind to deploy, support and operate a new multi-tenant next generation cloud TV platform. The first Deutsche Telekom subsidiary to operate this new platform will be Magyar Telekom in Hungary, which plans to migrate most of its subscribers on to it by the end of 2020. […]

Deutsche Telekom TV chief moves to Cinetrade role

Swisscom-affiliated films rights and content company Cinetrade has named Deutsche Telekom’s TV and entertainment chief Wolfgang Elsaßer as its new CEO. Elsaßer will replace Wilfried Heinzelmann, who has decided to step down from operational management as of July. Elsaßer, who previously held senior roles at Grundig, Sky Deutschland predecessor Premiere World and SES Astra, took […]

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