Germany's national telco Deutsche Telekom will make its IPTV platform Entertain available on mobile devices: Customers will be able to access around 40 TV channels and the video-on-demand (VOD) service on tablet-PCs, smartphones, laptops and PCs from the end of 2012.
The line-up will include channels such as ARD, ZDF, Sat.1, ProSieben, kabel eins and 3sat. At first, the service will be streamed through the customers' local home Wi-Fi network with 3G mobile networks to follow at a later stage.
IPTV customers can sign up for "Entertain to go" at a surcharge of €5 per month. At the introduction, there will be a free-of-charge period in which the new service can be tested without obligation to subscribe.
Entertain had 1.83 million subscribers on 30 June 2012 and Telekom hopes that the mobile offering will contribute in exceeding the 2 million mark by the end of the year.