Free vids power Deutsche Telekom portal

Videoload Free kicking off with 600 titles

COLOGNE, Germany -- Deutsche Telekom has lauched an ad-supported video portal that will stream films and TV series free of charge.

The new service, Videoload Free, kicks off with more than 600 titles including such BBC-produced hits as "Life on Mars," "Little Britain" and "Doctor Who" as well as library film titles including "Rush Hour" and "American History X."

Deutsche Telekom also will stream German series, among them DMAX TV's reality hit "The Ludolfs" as well as music videos. The service launched Friday.

In addition to being Germany's largest telephone company, Deutsche Telekom and subsidary T-Com is the country's No. 1 Internet provider.