A new second screen app for use with HbbTV will be up and running in Germany within the next few weeks. Public broadcaster ARD and its regional affiliates will use the Second Screen Framework developed by the Insitut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT).
The Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) will be present at this year’s ANGA COM. Visitors to booth L20 in Hall 2 will be informed by its experts about its services in digital networks.
IRT Stand 10.F51 (and Futurezone 8.F40, and 1.B40). ‘Quality control along your broadcast applications’ is IRT’s main focus at this year’s show, offering play-out, monitoring and standards development, as well as training and consultancy in the HbbTV/OTT field.
IRT, the central research and development centre of public broadcasters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, will present a comprehensive showcase for HbbTV at NAB Show 2013 in Las Vegas.
Two German public broadcasters, Bayerische Rundfunk in Bavaria and ZDF, have launched hybrid TV services using the HbbTV standard on digital terrestrial broadcasting across the region, the IRT announced in Munich.
The IRT (Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik) has announced the unexpected death of Gerhard Stoll, who passed away in the late evening of April 9, 2010 at the age of 59 years.
10.00 Update: The Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV protocol (HbbTV) has taken its first steps towards standardisation.