DEUTSCHE TELEKOM CURRENTLY GIVES ITS ENTERTAIN IPTV CUSTOMERS ACCESS TO 101 HD CHANNELS AND OUTPERFORMS THE NATIONAL COMPETITION BY FAR IN THIS CATEGORY
As of March 4th 2014, the veed database shows that Deutsche Telekom’s Entertain IPTV service offers an impressive selection of 101 HD channels. Entertain benefits from the recent integration of Sky into their offering structure, as Entertain customers can now access the large selection of Sky HD channels. Overall, Sky HD channels, such as Sky Action HD or Fox HD, account for about one quarter of Entertain’s HD channels, with free HD channels such as ‘Das Erste HD’ also accounting for about one quarter. The HD offering is completed by Entertain’s own paid HD channel offering, available for customers via their packages “HD Start”, “HD Paket” and “HD Option”.
Sky currently holds the second position in terms of HD offering, with the veed databse showing 75 HD channels available for Sky satellite customers (including free HD channels available via Satellite and private HD channels available through HD+ for Sky customers). The two large cable operators unitymedia and Kabel Deutschland follow with 58 and 43 HD channels available for their customers, respectively.
As HD is key decision-making criteria for TV customers in Germany, we are curious to see how this influences the subscriber numbers for Entertain in the upcoming months – stay tuned!
The veed analytics team