Arcor offers Pro7Sat.1 via Restart TV

Subscribers to the German IPTV platform Arcor-Digital TV (pictured, left) will from September be able to restart programmes from ProSiebenSat.1s channel family during their transmission from the beginning with a press of the remote control.

Each use of the serviced dubbed Restart TV will cost 0.49. Until now, the function was only available for the news channels Bloomberg TV and BBC World.

Arcor-Digital TV offers around 50 channels in its basic package for 9.95 per month and, for an additional fee, a further 60 channels in pay-TV bouquets and foreign language packages. The platform, which also comprises an online video library, is currently available in 60 cities, with more to follow over the coming weeks. By year-end around 12 million households should be covered.

The package, launched in May 2007, can be subscribed to by all Arcor ADSL customers with an internet speed of at least 6 Mbit/s. The IPTV set-top-box, which connects the ADSL line to the television set, costs 49.95. Arcor is the German fixed-line subsidiary of UK-based mobile network operator Vodafone.