Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom have joined forces to deliver to an interactive television service across broadband in Germany.
The tie up will see the service launched across Deutsche Telekom’s VDSL network using a Microsoft IPTV platform. The companies have promised a range of entertainment products, including regular programming in standard and high-definition formats, as well as interactive TV, digital video recording and video on demand.
The latter feature will allow viewers to access selected feature films, TV series or documentaries at the touch of a button and follows the recent launch of a similar service by AOL.
The service is planned for launch in mid 2006 in 10 major German cities including Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Munich.