T-Mobile TV accelerating digitalisation, bringing better picture quality and requiring lower data usage

Though the new H.265 codec will be the standard in 2021, T-Mobile TV is already using it
T-Mobile TV offers more than 180 channels, the 45 most popular of them in HD quality
The TV service from T-Mobile is now used by 30,000 customers

T-Mobile TV customers can already use the benefits that will be brought about by the second wave of terrestrial TV broadcasting in 2021. The new HEVC (H.265) codec, which will be the future standard, is now used by a dozen of the most popular T-Mobile TV channels, not only offering a better and clearer picture but also consuming less data. T-Mobile TV customers can thus enjoy much better picture quality at lower internet speeds.

“The new codec has been used for transmission of a dozen of the most popular channels since last week, which, in addition to improved picture quality, makes IPTV accessible also for users with lower-quality internet access. The new codec can handle that better, without impairing picture quality,” explains Václav Zadina, T-Mobile TV Service Manager. “We are happy to be among the first companies to introduce the new codec in the Czech Republic. In future, we will also apply this codec to other channels with the highest viewership. With a new set-top box, customers will be ready for the next wave of digitalisation immediately, without having to purchase a new TV in future.”

T-Mobile TV is intended for all customers that have unlimited stable internet service from any provider with a minimum speed of 5 Mbps. The service offered 130 channels when it was launched on 1 April 2016. With prices starting at CZK 299, the service now offers more than 180 channels, with the 45 most popular in superior HD quality.

The T-Mobile TV service works with a set-top box than can be connected to any television, including analogue models. The Arris VIP4302 set-top box features high resolution providing superior picture quality for a better viewing experience. Expanded internal memory and a high-performance processor give this set-top box greater stability and higher speeds for all operations connected with its use.

About the Company

T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, has almost 6.2 million customers, the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to telecommunications services, it offers comprehensive ICT solutions not only for companies, but also for other organizations and individuals. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.

T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists) and www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities).

Contact details of the press unit: press@t-press.cz.