RBB, the affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD serving federal states Berlin and Brandenburg, has extended the HbbTV offer available to viewers via the red button on the remote control.
A replay function has been added, enabling viewers to reset the currently running TV programme to the beginning, so they don’t have to wait until the show becomes available on the RBB catch-up service.
The function, which is accessible via the HbbTV start page of TV channel RBB Fernsehen, is offered nationwide via cable and satellite as well as via DVB-T2 in Berlin and Brandenburg.
A smart TV or receiver supporting the latest version of the HbbTV standard and an active internet connection is required to use the service. On older reception devices, the replay function is not displayed on the HbbTV start page.
In Berlin and Brandenburg, RBB now also offers the option of receiving its radio channels as an internet link service (ILS) via DVB-T2 on the TV set: Antenne Brandenburg, radioeins, rbb 88.8, Fritz, Inforadio, rbb Kultur and Cosmo. To access the live-streams, the reception device must be suitable for HbbTV and connected to the internet.
The ILS feature also brings the visual radio services of rbb 88.8, Antenne Brandenburg and Inforadio to the TV screen, such as information on the currently aired show and current headlines.
Additionalle, the Radioflow applications of rbb 88.8 and Inforadio can be used to call up the complete range of information offered by the stations including detailed news and weather forecasts, data on the current traffic situation and congestion and disruption information for local public transport.