Motorola and Deutsche Telekom Collaborate on IPTV

Monday, September 1st, 2008
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Deutsche Telekom selects Motorola’s IPTV set-tops for T-Home Entertain Services; users to receive compelling, rich media experiences

BERLIN — IFA 2008 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Deutsche Telekom (Frankfurt: DTE; NYSE:DT) today announced a collaboration to deliver IPTV in Germany and Deutsche Telekom will use Motorola’s High Definition (HD)-ready IPTV set-tops for its “T-Home Entertain” services. The collaboration will enable T-Home customers to access a variety of multimedia applications in addition to standard TV offerings using a high-quality, optimized Motorola set-top which is already equipped for future services.

Within the scope of the contract, Motorola will provide T-Home with its VIP1616E set-top — known to T-Home customers as Media Receiver 300 Typ A. With the device, subscribers to T-Home’s Entertain service will be able to view premium sporting content in full HD. Moreover, T-Home viewers can use the device’s electronic program guide to plan, record, and store what they want to watch.

“As our customers become ever more sophisticated in their media consumption habits, we chose Motorola’s set-tops to ensure we provide our customers with the best possible TV service, on-demand and in High Definition as well,” explained Christian Illek, Board Member T-HOME, Marketing.

“Consumers continuously demand more choice, convenience and control over how they watch video content,” said Joe Cozzolino, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility EMEA. “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.”

The HD-ready Motorola VIP1616E set-top with digital video recording (DVR) also supports standard definition high-quality 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 fully compliant with Microsoft Mediaroom.