Deutsche Telekom embraces TV Anywhere with Cisco

Michelle Clancy | 21-09-2013

Deutsche Telekom AG has kicked off TV Anywhere with the ‘Entertain to go’ service, allowing its IPTV subscribers to view 40 TV channels on their PCs and mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

Priced at E4.95 per-month, the service gives access to the Entertain content on devices that are connected to the users' home Wi-Fi network, as well as allowing them to view on-demand content from the Entertain video library.
DT tapped Cisco’s Videoscape Distribution Suite, or VDS, to provide enhanced content delivery across multiple screens, protocols, applications and networks. VDS serves as the network distribution engine behind the Videoscape architecture, bridging cloud and network functionality.
"Working with Cisco to bring the 'Entertain to go' service to market has been a very positive experience, characterised by flexibility and speed of reacting to our specific requirements,” said Holger Diekmann, technical project lead on the Entertain to go service. “The Cisco team was strongly committed to developing and deploying new features within the desired time frame, which enabled us to bring this new service to our customers in a very short time.”