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FoundedSeptember 1995
ProductsNews Portal
ParentStröer Group
Websitewww.t-online.de Edit this on Wikidata

t-online.de 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. The editorial team in Berlin has a dedicated editor for voice devices like Amazon Alexa and Google Home. t-online.de has also the ability to use Out-of-home-Displays to feature its stories in Germany's largest cities.


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.[3] Until the 21st century, Deutsche Telekom controlled almost all Internet access by individuals and small businesses in Germany.[3]

T-Online France[edit]

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.

Online portal[edit]

The website t-online.de 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.[4]


  1. ^ http://ausweisung.ivw-online.de/index.php?i=116&mz_szm=201802&pis=0&az_filter=0&kat1=0&kat2=0&kat3=0&kat4=0&kat5=0&kat6=0&kat7=0&kat8=0&sort=vgd&suche=. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Ströer Digital Publishing. Ströer Digital Publishing http://www.stroeerdigitalpublishing.de/index.html%3Fp=379.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ http://onetoone.de/de/artikel/stroeer-uebernimmt-interactive-media-und-t-online-de

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