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Launch of Entertain Sat: TV service from Deutsche Telekom available throughout virtually the whole of Germany

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  • Telephony, internet and digital TV from a single provider for only EUR 39.95 per month - one year HD+ included
  • TV and radio signal via satellite; interactive add-on services such as electronic program guide and online video store via DSL
  • HD-capable Sat receiver with 500 GB hard drive for only EUR 5.95 per month

As of September 1, 2011, Deutsche Telekom's TV offer, Entertain, is available via satellite and therefore to over 75 percent of all households in Germany. TV and radio signals are transmitted via digital satellite signal, for example via Astra for more than 270 TV and 170 radio stations - including HD+ channels such as RTL HD, Sat.1 HD and ProSieben HD. The HD+ card needed to receive HD+ programs comes with the Entertain Sat package and is free of charge for the first year. Interactive convenience functions including the online video store, Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and Program Manager, which enables users to remotely program their hard disk recorders, are supplied via the customer's internet line. Beside digital television, Entertain Sat includes a flatrate for fixed network and internet with a DSL bandwidth of between three and sixteen Mbit/s and is available from EUR 39.95 per month. The term of the contract is 24 months. The HD-capable Media Receiver 500 Sat hard disk recorder with a capacity of 500 gigabytes comes at EUR 5.95 per month. Into the world of digital TV Entertain Sat is designed for all households that were unable to receive Entertain to date as well as for customers wanting to combine digital satellite reception with interactive add-on services. Entertain Sat also represents the perfect entry into the world of digital TV for everyone affected by the impending discontinuation of the analog satellite signal scheduled for April 2012. Thanks to the time-shift TV feature, viewers can simply halt programs and go on watching later. Thousands of movies and series highlights - including HD and 3D quality - can be retrieved from the TV archive or online video store simply at the push of a button. Viewers can then start watching a favorite movie or series during download and view it as often as they choose within a 48-hour period. The Program Manager allows subscribers to start the download conveniently from a PC or - coming soon - via a smartphone when away from home. In addition to all this, the Program Manager enables users to program TV recordings remotely via any type of internet access, such as from a PC or smartphone. The EPG provides a quick view of the current TV schedule as well as that for the next two weeks. All the user has to do is press one button once to program recordings, and another to program whole series. Thanks to the recommend function, which is unique in Germany’s TV landscape, each user is supplied with program tips based on their viewing ratings. Entertain Sat offers the full range of functions available in Entertain with the exception of the optional LIGA total! and TV packages. Storage space for up to 300 hours of viewing The HD-capable Media Receiver 500 Sat is a satellite receiver and personal hard disk recorder in one. It transmits digital TV and radio signals as well as content from the online video store and TV archive to viewers' television sets. The twin tuner and single cable standard make it possible to view one program while recording another. The media receiver can be controlled remotely via any internet connection when users are on the move. The integrated HD hard disk recorder offers a storage capacity of 500 gigabytes for up to 300 hours of recorded viewing. Subscribers to Entertain Sat require a DSL line with a minimum bandwidth of three Mbit/s. Additionally, they need the Media Receiver 500 Sat plus a satellite dish with a digital reception unit (LNB). For EUR 49.95 Deutsche Telekom offers on-site installation of the Telekom components and instruction on how to use the media recorder. When it comes to installation of and upgrades to the satellite system, Deutsche Telekom recommends customers use its cooperation partner Cervis.

About Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 128 million mobile customers, 35 million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2011). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50 countries and has around 241,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.4 billion in the 2010 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2010).

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