German cable operator Unitymedia has commenced offering the users of its Horizon box the possibility to watch TV programmes from the beginning after they’ve already started.
The restart TV function is currently available for 58 channels of the pay-TV packages Highlights and Allstars. Viewers can watch currently running programmes from the beginning, pause, rewind and fast-forward them.
With the Horizon HD recorder it has always been possible to rewind currently running programmes. But this was only enabled from the moment the user started to watch the show. The restart TV function eliminates this restriction.
The new feature which is also available to customers using the Horizon HD receiver is added automatically without activation and free of charge.