The move would enable Deutsche Glasfaser to firmly focus on its core business, the company said in a statement.
Deutsche Glasfaser customers who subscribe to the current TV product will have access to the waipu.tv service from next year. New customers will be able to sign up for waipu.tv at the end of this year. Wholesale partners in Germany will also have the opportunity to transfer to waipu.tv.
“As digital provider for the regions, we are driving forward the rollout of fibre in rural and suburban areas across Germany and will pursue our significant growth in the years ahead. waipu.tv is the market leader for internet television in Germany. It provides precisely the technology and expertise that we need for our growth,” said Jens Müller, CFO of Deutsche Glasfaser with responsibility for the TV service. “Through this collaboration, we look forward to providing our customers with an even broader range of services and to meeting their growing expectations in terms of viewing experience.”
Christoph Bellmer, CEO of waipu.tv parent company Exaring, added: “We are delighted to be entering into cooperation with Deutsche Glasfaser, our new strong partner across rural regions. Thanks to our partnership, even more rural households will benefit from waipu.tv’s IPTV product in top quality on fibre in the future.”