Open main menu is Germany’s biggest news portal, owned and published by digital multi-channel media company Ströer. It reaches over 179 million visits per month[1] coming from 29 million unique visitors[2] and is known for its progressive approaches to increase its audience further.[3] The editorial team in Berlin has a dedicated editor for voice devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home.[4] has also the ability to use Out-of-home-Displays to feature its stories in Germany's largest cities.

FoundedSeptember 1995
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In 1995 Deutsche Telekom renamed the Bildschirmtext (BTX) service as "T-Online". In Spring 2000, T-Online became the first major ISP in Germany to offer a flat-rate dialup plan for consumers. This was important because local telephone calls in Germany, including dialup access to ISPs, were not offered on a flat price per call (i.e., unlimited) basis. The flat-rate service was also offered to customers with ISDN connections at the same price as for analog service. In Spring 2001, T-Online announced the demise of the flat-rate dialup plan but offered a flat-rate DSL plan in its place.

Deutsche Telekom (T-Online) was the monopoly Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the German Internet until its privatization in 1995, and the dominant ISP thereafter.[5] Until the 21st century, Deutsche Telekom controlled almost all Internet access by individuals and small businesses in Germany.[5]

T-Online FranceEdit

T-Online France is the French subsidiary of T-Online International AG, Deutsche Telekom's internet arm and has about 1 million registered customers and 2,000 points of sale in convenience stores and supermarkets. Its portal receives more than 30 million visits and 213 million pages are viewed per month. T-Online had an estimated 13.4 million customers in Europe in the first quarter of 2004 and a sales volume of about 1.58 billion euro in 2002; the business unit, which is based in Darmstadt, has about 2600 employees, of which 2000 are located in Germany.

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The website was taken over by digital multi-channel media company Ströer in 2015. In addition to acquiring Germany’s number one news site, the synergy enables Ströer to publish T-Online premium content via a network of public video screens in shopping malls as well as train and subway stations.[6]


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  2. ^ "STRÖER DIGITAL PUBLISHING - Companies". Ströer Digital Publishing. Ströer Digital Publishing.
  3. ^ "T-Online will evolve on new-generation digital delivery platform - WAN-IFRA". Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  4. ^ "Amazon lässt Alexa-Mitschnitte im Homeoffice auswerten". (in German). Retrieved 2019-08-20.
  5. ^ a b Waesche, Niko Marcel (2003). Internet Entrepreneurship in Europe: Venture Failure and the Timing of Telecommunications Reform. Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 162–164. ISBN 978-1-84376-135-8.
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