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Motorola delivers HD IPTV services in Germany

Posted: 03 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Germany IPTV service? multimedia? STB?

Motorola Inc. and Deutsche Telekom have teamed up to deliver IPTV in Germany. Deutsche Telekom will use Motorola's high-definition (HD)-ready IPTV set-tops for its "T-Home Entertain" services.

The collaboration will enable T-Home customers to access a variety of multimedia applications in addition to standard TV offerings using a high-quality, optimized Motorola STBs which is already equipped for future services.

Within the scope of the contract, Motorola will provide T-Home with its VIP1616E STBknown to T-Home customers as Media Receiver 300 Typ A. The device will allow T-Home's Entertain subscribers to view content in full HD. Moreover, T-Home viewers can use the device's electronic program guide to plan, record and store what they want to watch.

"As our customers become ever more sophisticated in their media consumption habits, we chose Motorola's set-tops to ensure we provide our customers with the best possible TV service, on-demand and in high definition as well," explained Christian Illek, board member T-HOME, marketing.

"Consumers continuously demand more choice, convenience and control over how they watch video content," said Joe Cozzolino, corporate VP and general manager, Motorola home and networks mobility EMEA. "Motorola's IPTV set-tops enable operators such as Deutsche Telekom to capitalize on consumer demands and efficiently deliver compelling, rich media services to their customerson their schedule."

The HD-ready Motorola VIP1616E STB with digital video recording also supports standard definition high-quality digital video. Its two-way IP capability allows it to be used in multiple applications, including broadcast TV, time-shifted TV, multicast and video on demand. The VIP1616E is fully compliant with Microsoft Mediaroom.

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