German cable operators unleash a second screen for TV viewers


Customers of German cable operator NetCologne and NetAachen will be given the chance to view live TV on their laptops, tablets, smartphones and PC for free as of 1 October. Smartphones and tablets will have to make use of an app, while a web browser will suffice for laptops and PCs, but customers should be able to receive about 40 TV channels live, distributed through their local Wi-Fi network.

In more good news for NetCologne and NetAachen cusomters, many of these channels will be in HD.

NetCologne and NetAachen want to add this original TV service – known as “Web’n’App TV” – to further packages in the near future, but for now it will be available to new subscribers of the tariff Doppel-Flat Premium 100.000 kbit/s without additional fee. Existing customers can get hold of the service when upgrading to the tariff or signing a new two-year contract for it.

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