Vodafone Germany pulls out of football rights battle

Vodafone Germany will not seek to acquire Bundesliga football rights, the company’s CEO Friedrich Joussen has said. Joussen told WirtschaftsWoche that he wanted to negotiate a partnership agreement with whoever won the rights after the bidding process was complete. However he said there was no business model that provided a positive return on the rights, […]

Vodafone Portugal launches interactive business app

Vodafone Portugal has launched an interactive business news TV service. The ETV Interactivo application, developed in partnership with TV channel Económico TV, will provide free access to financial and economic news, stock quotes and other information. The service is accessible via the blue button on remote controls for Vodafone’s OTT TV service, via the StartApps […]

Vodafone Germany signs Fox movie deal

Vodafone Deutschland has signed a content deal with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to bring a raft of movies to its IPTV platform. The deal will see recent releases including Rise of the Planet of The Apes, X-Men: First Class and Mr Popper’s Penguins being made available on Vodafone TV in Germany. Older classics including […]

Vodafone Germany eyes cable partnership

Vodafone Germany is eyeing a deal with a local cable operator as it looks to expand its business. Stephan Zimmermann, head of wholesale, Vodafone Germany, told delegates at the Euroforum conference in Cologne, that it was looking to strike a network access partnership with at least one major German cabler. It would look to roll […]

Vodafone adds trio of channels to TV platform

The German IPTV platform operated by Vodafone has added Fox, Travel Channel and Romance TV its line-up. Fox airs various hit US dramas, including Mad Men, The Walking Dead and The Big C. Mainstream Media-owned Romance TV offers films, soap operas and TV series, while Travel Channel airs flagship shows including destination guide Essential, Inside […]

Vodafone expands HD line-up

Vodafone is adding three new HD channels to its German IPTV platform. From December 1, the operator will include Sixx HD, TELE 5 HD and N24 HD in its line-up. The addition of the channels will take the total number of HD channels on the platform to 18.

Vodafone reveals German IPTV numbers

Vodafone Germany’s IPTV service has attracted 34,000 customers. The platform launched in February with around 65 channels, including 12 HD channels. Vodafone’s hybrid set-top enables customers to receive the IPTV service while continuing to get analogue cable and DTH delivery. From November 11 the telco will start selling the set-tops to customers who take broadband […]

Vodafone Germany offers IPTV without broadband contract

Vodafone’s German IPTV service is being made available to households taking broadband services from rival operators. From November 11, the telco will begun selling its TV Center 1000 set-top without a DSL contract for €299.90. It will offer a ‘money back guarantee’ to customers who take Vodafone internet services at a later date, refunding over […]

Vodafone plans TV-over-LTE rollout

Vodafone Deutschland is to turn on its LTE network in its home city of Düsseldorf this month as part of a plan to expand its LTE network throughout Germany and include TV as part of the offering. Vodafone is currently deploying a hybrid set-top delivering IPTV and interactive services via DSL as well as TV […]

Vodafone launches TV in the Netherlands

Vodafone is launching a triple-play package of TV, internet and telephony in the Netherlands. The Dutch arm of the telco will launch its first TV offering with a package of over 60 channels, 20 of which will be in high definition. The platform will also offer video-on-demand and catch-up. Vodafone Home Internet, Phone & TV […]

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