The shareholders’ meeting of German broadcast technology institute IRT has appointed Michael Hagemeyer as the institute’s new Managing Director effective January 25, 2018.
1&1, one of Germany’s largest internet service providers, has selected the M30 series smart set-top-box platform from ABOX42 for its new multiscreen digital TV service.
The HbbTV Association has finalised and published its Operator Applications Specification.
The Croatian broadcaster TV Nova recently launched an HbbTV application in cooperation with the Czech company Mautilus.
There are now over 1.3 million HbbTV users in the Czech Republic.
The DVB is currently working more closely with the HbbTV Association on testing and promoting HbbTV, said Harmonic’s Thieryy Fautier, chairman targeted advertising study mission group DVB.
Tivù has entered into a partnership with Yotta Media Labs to develop an HbbTV Operator Application for Italy’s FTA satellite and terrestrial market.
Freesat has issued a request for proposals for a next generation set-top box.
German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 will make Ultra HD content (4K) available to its viewers through the red button on the remote control for the first time.
TecTime TV, the German thematic channel covering technology and multimedia, will return to the screens after a 7-month break.