T-Home opens HDTV to ADSL2+
Jörn Krieger

t-homeGerman telco Deutsche Telekom will offer all customers of its IPTV platform T-Home Entertain on-demand content in high definition (HDTV) from November.

With the move, households with broadband connections using ADSL2+ technology will be able to access HD titles of online video library Videoload and T-Home Entertain’s TV archive. Until now the HD service was only available to customers with fibre optic (VDSL) connections.

The HD offer comprises more than 500 titles, including movies, series and documentaries. “With a technical reach of more than 20 million households, Entertain is the largest distribution platform for HD content in Germany,” said Christian P. Illek, head of marketing at T-Home, in Bonn. “We will consistently expand our offer – both the online video library as well as the channel line-up.”

HDTV channels such as MTVN HD and Anixe HD as well as the HD version of soccer Bundesliga offer “LIGA total!” are still only available via VDSL.