Cable & Telecom

IPTV deal inked for Germany

BONN, Germany and REDMOND, WA – Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft are teaming up to deliver IPTV to consumers in Germany. Deutsche Telekom will use Microsoft’s TV IPTV Edition software to deliver television and interactive services such as PVR over its VDSL broadband network, which is being upgraded to provide up to 50 mbps. The service, to be launched in the middle of this year in 10 major German cities, including Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, and Munich, will be Microsoft’s largest IPTV contract in Europe and its second-largest in the world. The service will include a range of special interest channels and...