Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom’s TV base up 34%

The number of customers taking Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain TV service, went up by 34% last year to to 1.6 million. Entertain Sat, the DTH platform that DT launched in September, accounted for 97,000 of the 177,000 new Entertain customers in the fourth quarter. In DT’s fixed network, the number of line losses was 21% lower than in […]

Penthouse launches HD in Germany

Adult channel Penthouse has launched its high definition service on Entertain, Deutsche Telekom’s IPTV service. The channel transmits from 21:00 to 05:00. A down-converted SD version of the channel will also launch on Entertain on the Big TV and Lounge packages. Penthouse, which is owned by FriendFinder Networks, currently has a bouquet of three HD […]

DT tackles digital competition with new unit

Deutsche Telekom has launched a new business unit designed to tap into digital trends and to open up new fields of revenue outside its core business. The Products and Innovation unit, headed by Thomas Kiessling, will focus on six business segments – communication services, media/entertainment, cloud services, advertising, advertising business/e-commerce and payment services. The media/entertainment […]

Deutsche Telekom mulling assault on football rights

German telco Deutsche Telekom is planning a serious assault on rival Sky Deutschland’s hold on Bundesliga football rights, according to local press. According to press reports, Telekom wants to bid not only for IPTV rights it currently holds but also for satellite rights, following the launch of the satellite version of its Entertain TV service. […]

DT planning HD channel expansion

Deutsche Telekom is planning to expand the HD offering on its Entertain TV platform with the launch of 20 new channels this year, according to reports. The company is set add 16 free TV channels and four pay channels over the next 12 months, reports said citing marketing chief Christian Ilek. He also revealed that […]

DT signs with MobiTV for TV Everywhere service

Deutsche Telekom is integrating MobiTV’s TV Everywhere solution into its Entertain IPTV service so it can offer programming, including live sporting events and VOD services, to tablets, smartphones and PCs. The two parties have concluded a trial implementation of the converged multiscreen service. “Partnering with MobiTV is the start of a new television experience with […]

DT to deliver wireless IPTV with Celeno

Deutsche Telekom has chosen semiconductor manufacturer Celeno to help it deliver IPTV wirelessly around the home. The telco has selected Celeno’s CL1820 Wi-Fi chip and OptimizAIR technology to power its Speedport W 102 Bridge. The Speedport W 102 Bridge will enable Deutsche Telekom to distribute its Entertain IPTV service wirelessly throughout the home to consumers […]

Deutsche Telekom technology chief to leave early

Deutsche Telekom’s innovation and technology director Edward Kozel is to leave the company at the end of this year, according to local press. Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann will take over Kozel’s role on an interim basis. Kozel, the former chief technology officer of Cisco Systems, was hired with much fanfare last year. However, according […]

Deutsche Telekom sees solid TV growth

Deutsche Telekom had 1.375 million TV customers in Germany at the end of the third quarter, up 74,000 quarter-on-quarter and 333,000 year-on-year. The operator had 12.201 million retail broadband customers at the end of September. The TV subscriber number included 14,000 satellite customers, following the launch of the satellite service on September 1. The operator […]

TV growth provides some relief for Romtelecom and OTE

Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE’s Romanian subsidiary Romtelecom had 1.208 million TV subscribers at the end of September, up 20.4% year-on-year, giving its subscriber base TV penetration of 44%. The figure for TV included satellite and cable customers as well as IPTV subscribers. The rise in TV customers partially offset a decline in revenues due […]