German cable operator Unitymedia has made the catch-up TV services from public broadcasters ARD and ZDF available as apps on its Horizon set-top box.
Additionally, the restart TV function has been implemented for all of the public broadcasters’ channels, enabling viewers to set back the programmes and watch them from the beginning.
The restart TV function can, thus, not only be used on more then 40 pay-TV channels, but also on all public TV channels in SD and HD resolution.
770,000 of the more than 6 million Unitymedia customers have opted for the Horizon box, corresponding with 12% of all TV customers. The new offers are provided to customers free of charge.