Deutsche Telekom to launch TV Everywhere this autumn



Germany’s Deutsche Telekom has confirmed that it will launch TV Everywhere services in the next few months, offering live TV, video-on-demand and more to laptops, tablets and smart phones.

Making the announcement at the ANGA Cable show taking place in Cologne, Telekom’s CMO Christian P. Illek revealed that the service will be called ‘Entertain2Go’.

The service will have an additional cost associated with it (rather than being free for existing TV customers), and will also enable users to time-shift linear TV and control the set-top box associated with the IPTV service ‘T-Home Entertain’.

However, the service will initially only work in subscribers’ homes: Deutsche Telekom is currently working with content rights holders to enable the service for use outside the home.

Deutsche Telekom revealed earlier this month that it had reached 1.7mn subscribers for its domestic TV service ‘T-Home Entertain’ by the end of the first quarter of this year, up 37% from one year previously – more details here.

Highlights of Mr. Illek’s presentation at ANGA can be seen in the video below [in German].

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