Deutsche Telekom’s Ultra HD-ready MR 401 media receiver will provide EntertainTV customers with direct access to Netflix following its launch this October.
DT, which already has exclusive sports rights, is now buying exclusive territory rights to TV series including MGM’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Deutsche Telekom has also secured the German launch rights to Fox Networks Group Europe and Africa’s on-demand service, FOX+, giving EntertainTV viewers access to more than 50 seasons of shows like The Walking Dead, Prison Break and 24.
A new partnership with German film and television production company UFA adds a wide selection of German movies and made-for-TV films to the service.
“Deutsche Telekom sees itself as an aggregator on the media market – we bring together the best content on our TV platform so that we can offer our customers the best package,” said Deutsche Telekom’s head of consumer, Michael Hagspihl.
The MR 401 set-top box launch means Ultra HD content from other content providers like Videoland, YouTube, Sky and Insight TV will also be available through EntertainTV.
Deutsche Telekom said that all EntertainTV customers will be able to access UHD content on demand, but only customers with a MagentaZuhause L rate plan and download speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s will be able to watch UHD live.