HbbTV reaches breakthrough in Germany

HbbTV Markt Deutschland 2014 (Deutsche TV-Plattform)

HbbTV has established itself in Germany: 92% of the connected TV sets sold in 2014 were compliant with the interactive multimedia standard, corresponding with 4.2 million devices, according to the latest figures released by industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform based on market data from GfK Retail & Technology.

WDR and Media Broadcast to launch DVB-T2/HEVC trial in Cologne

Sendeturm Köln Colonius (Media Broadcast)

WDR, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD for federal state North-Rhine Westphalia, and transmitter network operator Media Broadcast prepare a joint trial to test the new digital terrestrial transmission system DVB-T/HEVC under live conditions in the urban area of Cologne and Bonn.