German platform operator Media Broadcast has added the linear TV channels VIVA, Comedy Central, TLC and N24 Doku to its HbbTV-based hybrid DVB-T2 service Freenet TV Connect.
The OTT channels can be accessed free of charge as live-streams directly from the TV channel listing. Another addition is the Radioplayer.de app offering more than 600 public and commercial radio stations.
The add-on service can be used with a DVB-T2 receiver compliant with Freenet TV Connect – indicated through a logo – or a DVB-T2-capable smart TV set. The channels and services including many catch-up services get to the TV screen through the internet; the minimum bandwidth is 3Mbps.