Germany's competitive IPTV landscape

Duetsche Telekom (DT) subsidiary T-Online Vision bought non-exclusive xDSL forwarding rights for five stations' programs in ProSiebenSat.1 Media after Telefonica purchased IPTV rights from ARD, ZDF, RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1 Media at the beginning of February. In addition, ProSiebenSat.1 will also provide T-Online Vision with 200 hours of programs for its VoD service.

For more on this:
- read this article from Heise Zeitschriften Verlag

ALSO: DT intends to restrict its anticipated three years' IPTV transmissions rights of Germany's soccer league matches to its new VDSL network so that its VDSL network can be exempted from regulatory obligations that require access to it by competitors. Article

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