Motorola and Deutsche Telekom have announced a collaboration to deliver IPTV in Germany. Deutsche Telekom will use Motorola’s IPTV set-tops for its T-Home Entertain services.
Within the scope of the contract, Motorola will provide T-Home with its VIP1616E set-top, which is known to T-Home customers as Media Receiver 300 Typ A. According to Motorola, with the device, subscribers to T-Home’s Entertain service will be able to view premium sporting content in full HD. T-Home viewers can also use the device’s electronic program guide to plan, record, and store what they want to watch.
The HD-ready Motorola VIP1616E set-top with digital video recording also supports standard definition digital video. Its two-way IP capability allows it to be used in multiple applications, including broadcast television, time-shifted television, multicast and video on demand. The VIP1616E is compliant with Microsoft Mediaroom.
Joe Cozzolino, corporate vice president and general manager for EMEA at Motorola Home & Networks Mobility, said: 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 customers, on their schedule. As a global leader in digital entertainment and video delivery, we look forward to working with Deutsche Telekom to provide innovative TV services that consumers in Germany want while further extending our leadership in IPTV.