3DTV WORLD FORUM – LONDON. There are likely to be over 8 million 3DTV households in Germany – equivalent to 20% of the total – by 2015, according to Randolph Nikutta, senior project field manager, new media, Deutsche Telekom.
With over 1.3 million subscribers, Deutsche Telekom’s service Entertain is the clear leader in the German IPTV market. 02/Hansenet’s Alice Home TV lags far behind with just 79,000 connected homes. Vodafone has yet to publish its first figures for its recently launched IPTV service.
ANGA CABLE 2011 – COLOGNE. The competitors of German cable operators are betting on hybrid devices for the future, we learned at the Pay TV and On Demand session.
Germany’s incumbent ISP Deutsche Telekom has made its Telekom Mediacenter service direcly available to owners of Philips Net TV connected TV sets.
Deutsche Telekom is aiming to reach a wider footprint with their TV service Entertain with the launch of a satellite delivered TV hybrid service called Entertain Sat comprising the free-to-air (FTA) offer on Astra as well as the HD+ encrypted service.
Around 3.8 million households have now ordered television services from Deutsche Telekom.
Deutsche Telekom has announced the winners of the Interactive TV Award 2011 honouring the best ideas for “TV of the future” in two categories. A sports bet application won the “Developer” award and a TV community concept received the creative “Freestyle” trophy.
Sky Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom are about to close a deal to offer a complete TV package to headends of housing associations and city networks, according to a spokesperson from Telekom. With the combined offer, the incumbent telecom operator hopes to better compete with the triple play offer from cable operators.
Deutsche Telekom’s involvement in Poland is soon likely to include a presence in its TV marketplace.
Deutsche Telekom is eyeing to invest up to €1 billion in South Eastern Europe, where it already has a strong presence in a number of markets.