Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft team on IPTV

Mar 21, 2006
Logo for Microsoft, at their Herndon, Virginia, office

Deutsche Telekom reached an agreement Tuesday with Microsoft on an Internet Protocol Television service in Germany.

The service is slated for a mid-year launch and will be delivered over DT's VDSL (very-high bit-rate DSL) broadband networks in 10 major cities.

The service is Microsoft's largest European IPTV contract and is based on its Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software, which accommodates up to 50 megabits per second bandwidth.

DT Chairman Kai-Uwe Ricke said in a joint news release that Microsoft TV had undergone several months of testing and convinced DT that it could set the stage for a new menu of IPTV products for consumers.

"We are convinced that we will be able to offer excellent-quality IPTV services that will expand as we need them to," said Ricke. "IPTV delivered via VDSL will enable better, more service-oriented, more interactive and more customized television."

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Study shows role of media in sharing life events

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Solving the crisis of choice online

Jul 12, 2010

In an age of information overload, a team of European researchers are developing technology to solve the “crisis of choice” people face when surfing the web, shopping for products online or watching TV.

AT&T Labs punishes products to find glitches and fixes

Apr 07, 2010

Nestled in a leafy office park in North Austin, AT&T is perfecting the present and inventing the future. The AT&T Labs Inc. office, one of the company's six major research centers nationwide, houses engineers and developers ...

Globe Talk: Enron's broadband debacle

Jun 02, 2006

Enron was nothing if not flamboyant and eager to pursue the latest business trends. While its focus was on energy trading, it had expanded into telecommunications among other industries as executives cooked the books and ...

The Web: IPTV in 10 percent of homes soon?

May 24, 2006

Major venture-capital investors -- like Daniel Rosen, who spoke at last week's "Future in Review" conference -- are now saying that Internet TV will be in 10 percent of homes in the next five years. The only barrier to entry, ...

Recommended for you

Study shows role of media in sharing life events

27 minutes ago

To share is human. And the means to share personal news—good and bad—have exploded over the last decade, particularly social media and texting. But until now, all research about what is known as "social sharing," or the ...

FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

5 hours ago

(AP)—It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report ...

User comments : 0