N-TV launches HbbTV service

The German all-news channel N-24, which is part of the RTL Group, has launched a new HbbTV service.

Called n-tv Digitaltext, the interactive hybrid service offers news from the world of politics, business, stocks, sports and entertainment.

There are special tickers for up-to-date stock quotes and football results.

Brief news videos are also part of the menu, which is offered as a free service by the news channel.

Hans Demmel, managing director, n-tv, said in a statement: “The new n-tv digitaltext offers our viewers the best of both worlds The offer combines the positive features of our conventional teletext service with the advantages of our successful news portal n-tv.de. Now, viewers can directly access information from our website on their TV.”