German telecoms operator Deutsche Telekom (DT) has announced the launch of a new double-play package bundling its IPTV service ‘T-Home Entertain’ and fixed line telephony.
The new ‘Entertain Pur’ package is the first time DT has offered IPTV without also providing an internet connection. It is priced at EUR27.95 (USD41.7) per month, or EUR39.95 with a flat rate for domestic fixed line calls. ‘With Entertain Pur we offer telephone and TV from a single source, reaching new user groups for our Entertain service,’ noted Christian P. Illek, T-Home board member, adding, ‘Customers who are not interested in internet services do not have to miss out on the innovative possibilities of Entertain any longer.’ The package includes over 120 TV channels, as well as access to an online video store, TV archive, time-shift function and HD content. At 30 September 2009 the company recorded a total of 678,000 IPTV subscribers, up from 333,000 a year earlier.