As of March 4th 2014, the veed database shows that Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain IPTV service offers an impressive selection of 101 HD channels. Entertain benefits from the recent integration of Sky into their offering structure, as now Entertain customers can access the large selection of Sky HD channels. Overall, Sky HD channels such as Sky Action HD or Fox HD account for about one quarter of Entertains HD channels, with free HD channels such as ‘Das Erste HD’ also accounting for about one quarter. The HD offering is completed by Entertains own paid HD channel offering, available for customers via their packages “HD Start”, “HD Paket” and “HD Option”.
Sky itself currently holds the second position in terms of HD offering, with the veed databse showing 75 HD channels available for Sky satellite customers (including free HD channels available via Satellite and private HD channels available through HD+ for Sky customers). The two large cable operators unitymedia and Kabel Deutschland follow with 58 (unitymedia) respectively 43 (Kabel Deutschland) HD channels available for their customers.