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Open letter to Deutsche Telekom CEO – What happened to TV?

Back in March 2014 when he took over, new CEO of Deutsche Telekom Timotheus Höttges, promised that his company would reach 10 million TV customers by 2017. He did suggest that this was “TV across all screens,” which includes the TV, tablets, or a laptop, although he never mentioned phones. A peek at its figures, out this week suggests that he has given up on this target. Here we are in 2017 and the growth in TV over this time last year is around 340,000 or 5%. Quite clearly something has gone wrong with his calculation and his plans. We have tracked video at Deutsche Telekom for years and it promises to overtake Orange as the 6th placed pay TV…

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