Vodafone Germany has launched Giga TV, a new OTT service, marketed at its 7.6 million TV customers in the country. Giga TV, which costs EUR 9.99 a month for the first year, is offered without the need to for broadband or fixed line packages. It contains 47 TV channels (20 of which are free-to-air) as well as 98 SD channels (73 free to air), access to a video library containing 3,000 movies and a TVOD catalogue featuring titles for rent from 99 cents.
A 4K Giga TV Android set-top box is also available with a 1TB, 600-hour capacity, the ability to simultaneously record six broadcast channels and access to Netflix and Maxdome.
Vodafone, which reported a €7.8 billion loss in the six month period to 30th September 2018, primarily due to a loss on the disposal of Vodafone India (following the completion of the merger with Idea Cellular), had 6.7 million fixed broadband and nearly 30 million Mobile customers in Germany in Q2 this year.