Deutsche Telekom's internet service provider, T-Com has launched its long-awaited internet protocol television (IPTV) service, T-Home. T-Home offers subscribers more than 100 free and pay-TV channels plus access to a wide range of programming on-demand. Bundled with the IPTV service is IP telephony and high-speed internet access.
The service is delivered via Deutsche Telekom's high-speed VDSL broadband networks. Microsoft supplied its IPTV Edition software platform, and is supporting DT in the marketing and development of the service.
"T-Home stands out by virtue of its top service, convenience, attractive content and future-proof infrastructure. We offer our customers top entertainment at home by using the very latest technology," said DT's broadband chief Walter Raizner.
"T-Com has transformed the simple telephone line into a high-performance multimedia platform in no time at all. We are now opening up the modern world of communication, information and entertainment for our customers."
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said: "When we announced our partnership to develop next generation TV services earlier this year, I said that Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom would work together to help create a revolution in TV entertainment for consumers across Germany, and that revolution has started today.
"With innovative features like high-definition TV, video-on-demand and digital video recording, T-Home customers in Germany will enjoy an unprecedented entertainment offering at the push of a button.
"Deutsche Telekom's state-of-the-art high-speed network, combined with Microsoft's innovative software solutions opens new opportunities to broadcasters and TV-consumers alike, making an entirely new television experience possible. But this is just the beginning. TV will change more in the next five years than it has in the last 50 in some very exciting ways and Deutsche Telekom is well positioned to lead that change in Germany and beyond."
Lovelace Consulting | 18.10.2006