We've been tracking the delayed launch of DT IPTV services the past few weeks, but Ovum got a scoop from some DT retail outlets in Germany: "We were informed the offer would hit the market in October... it will be a bundled product, comprising flat-rate broadband access and telephony (domestic fixed), a set-top box/modem, a range of free-to air TV channels and a full Premier package, including Bundesliga games." The last bit there refers to football/soccer content, which is important, because the service was suppose to launch this month to coincide with the season's beginning. Last week we wondered whether Microsoft's middleware was to blame for the delay in VOD services from DT and the week before we had read that the service was going to roll out in August.
For more on Ovum's take on DT's IPTV:
- see this analysis