German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform has published the minimum requirements for HbbTV 2 devices in the German market.
German industry association Deutsche TV-Platform has launched an initiative to harmonise programme-accompanying metadata, aiming to ensure that users can easily find the desired content across different distribution platforms.
Smart TV sets are becoming standard equipment in German TV households.
German ISP 1&1 Telecom and TV streaming provider Zattoo have joined Deutsche TV-Plattform. The German industry association now has a total of 57 members.
A total of 1.6 million TV sets were sold in Germany in Q1 2018. Of these, 1.2 million (75%) are equipped with smart functions, reports German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform with reference to figures from GfK Retail & Technology.
German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will launch a linear Ultra HD test channel on April 28, 2018.
Andre Prahl will stay the Chairman of German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform for two more years.
All free-to-air and pay-TV channels of German commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland are now available in SD and HD quality on new digital TV platform 1&1 Digital-TV.
Andre Prahl is the new chairman of German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform.