DT Launches IPTV on Microsoft Platform

T-Com, a unit of telecom operator Deutsche Telekom, announced the commercial launch of its T-Home service Tuesday, which includes TV services delivered via the Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform.

T-Home combines high-speed-Internet access with Internet-protocol-TV and IP-phone services. The TV service provides more than 100 free and pay channels, including content from German broadcasters ARD, ZDF and RTL, as well as cable channels including Planet TV, The History Channel and Gusto TV. The service's video-on-demand offers movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, NBC Universal, Paramount Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros.

“We offer our customers top entertainment at home by using the very latest technology,” said Walter Raizner, the executive responsible for broadband fixed networks at DT, in a release. “T-Com has transformed the simple telephone line into a high-performance multimedia platform in no time at all. We are now opening up the modern world of communication, information and entertainment for our customers.”