Deutsche Telekom officially kicked-off its IPTV service in time for the Bundesliga 2006/07 football season. Deutsche Telekom announced a strategic partnership with Premiere, the leading pay TV channel in Germany and Austria, to carry the German Bundesliga (national soccer league) as well as Premiere's entire program of 28 channels .
The service will be offered beginning this summer and will be marketed as "T-Home from T-Online." Alongside a video on demand service featuring major blockbusters, customers will also get a host of other channels. In addition, T-Home will offer a "TV Archive", in which customers can view the top content of participating channels any time they want.
Deutsche Telekom said TV services are already running over its new VDSL infrastructure in the cities of Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Frankfurt/Main, Nuremberg and Munich.
- T-Online is using Microsoft's IPTV platform.
- T-Online is supplying a Linksys media receiver for the IPTV service.