CNBC To Launch on Entertain, Deutsche Telekom's TV Platform

LONDON, 31 March 2011 -- CNBC, the leading business and financial news channel, today announced that it will be available on Deutsche Telekom’s leading IPTV platform, Entertain from 1 April.

CNBC will join the Entertain package, which is available to 1.6 million subscribers with high-speed DSL lines across Germany. The agreement with Deutsche Telekom now means that CNBC reaches approximately 33 million households in Germany.

Justine Powell, Vice President, Distribution, EMEA at CNBC commented, “Germany is an important market for the channel and this agreement is significant to grow the reach of the channel in Germany on digital platforms.

“CNBC is already available via a number of digital satellite and cable providers, but we see IPTV as a key growth platform in Germany,” added Powell.

Entertain - Deutsche Telekom’s TV service

With around 140 TV channels, 15,000 titles - 2.000 of which available in HD - in the online video store and in the TV archive, around 2,500 national and international radio stations, as well as interactive applications, Entertain is the undisputed leader of the German IPTV market. Around 20 million households have the option of subscribing to Entertain via a high-speed DSL line. Entertain is available from EUR 27.95 per month (including TV and telephone connection) or EUR 44.95 per month (including TV, telephone and high-speed DSL flat rate.)

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