Deutsche Telekom will regain majority of T-Mobile, CEO promises

German telco Deutsche Telekom is confident that it will secure majority ownership of its US business T-Mobile. The US telco merged with smaller operator Sprint in Spring 2020, but the deal saw Deutsche Telekom’s stake in T-Mobile diluted to 43%. It currently has a shareholder agreement to vote former Sprint owner Softbank Group’s remaining 9% […]

T-Mobile announces surprise TV shutdown, partners with Google

T-Mobile has confirmed that it is to wind down its live TV service in the US in favour of an expanded partnership with Google. The operator will shut down its Live, Live+ and Live Zone services on April 29, and instead offer customers discounted access to YouTube TV – Google’s cord-cutting live TV offer. TVision […]

T-Mobile discontinues IPTV service TVision Home

US telco T-Mobile has announced the shutdown of its TVision Home IPTV cable service as it looks to grow its just-launched TVision streaming service. The IPTV platform was based on tech acquired as a part of the 2017 Layer3 acquisition, and largely built the foundations of what has now become TVision. The legacy service will […]

T-Mobile launches internet TV service in US

T-Mobile has become the latest US telco to launch a streaming service. Launching November 1, TVision is a cord-cutting OTT service akin to the likes of YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV and AT&T TV that offers a range of live channels and a cloud DVR. The selling point of T-Mobile’s offer is a base […]

T-Mobile users get one year of Quibi for free

Ahead of its launch on April 6, short-form streamer Quibi has announced a US distribution deal with T-Mobile to give a year’s free access to the service to qualifying customers. A deal had previously been rumoured, but T-Mobile has confirmed a deal. In particular, customers must have two or more voice lines on Magenta and […]

T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint completed

The mega-merger between US telco giants T-Mobile and Sprint has been completed to create the ‘new’ T-Mobile. Having overcome the multiple legal hurdles such as lawsuits from states and a review from the Department of Justice, the US’s third- and fourth-largest mobile operators have combined with the promise of delivering 5G to 99% of Americans. […]

Federal judge bats away T-Mobile/Sprint antitrust concerns

The controversial merger between US telcos T- Mobile and Sprint has won approval from a federal judge, clearing a path for the deal to close. A group of states, led by New York and California, had opposed the deal, arguing that the deal would be in violation of antitrust laws and result in price rises. […]

Deutsche Telekom sees modest growth in pay TV while fibre proves a hit

Deutsche Telekom has reported an increase of 67,000 Magenta TV customers to tip it over 3.5 million pay TV subscribers in Germany. Elsewhere in Europe, TV subscriber numbers increased by 9,000 net adds. This is a far smaller growth than the 35,000 TV net adds for Q3 2018, though it does take into account the […]

Quibi sells out US$150 million first-year ad inventory six months ahead of launch

In the latest sign of Quibi’s financial clout, the company has announced that it has already sold out of its US$150 million first-year advertising inventory before the service has even launched. The short-form streamer is set to officially debut in April 2020 and is being led by founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman. The […]

ShortsTV extends Dutch distribution

ShortsTV, the short movie channel, has extended its distribution in the Netherlands. The linear TV channel has launched on T-Mobile and Caiway in the country. ShortsTV is fully localised in Dutch. The channel was already available in the Netherlands in Ziggo’s Movies & Series XL package, Delta’s Plus Package, Kabeltex’s ‘Plus Pakket Totaal’ and on […]

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