The BBC is to combine the separate apps it currently runs for BBC News and BBC Sport into the iPlayer.
Smart TV sets continue to be highly popular with German consumers.
German public broadcaster Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) will provide its radio station Antenne Brandenburg with a visual radio service from May 6, 2019.
Smart TV sets are becoming standard equipment in German TV households.
German media group ProSiebenSat.1 has realigned the HbbTV portals of its free-to-air TV channels Sat.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, ProSieben Maxx, Sat.1 Gold and kabel eins Doku.
German commercial sports broadcaster Sport1 has launched a new HbbTV service offering additional content accompanying its TV programmes.
The BBC says it will explore a ‘phased exist’ from the broadcast Red Button service.
German commercial TV group ProSiebenSat.1 has started offering advertisers the possibility to place overlay banners covering part of the screen of linear TV channels through an HbbTV-based solution.
IP Deutschland, the advertising sales subsidiary of German commercial broadcast group RTL, will offer advertisers the possibility to supplement nationwide TV commercials with regionally different diversions from July 2014.
Coverage of The Proms on BBC Four are being broadcast without an HD simulcast on Sky because of a dispute with the satcaster.