In a pan-European tender German public broadcaster ZDF has awarded the budget for the further development of its catch-up TV service to TeraVolt.
The open HbbTV standard is the leading TV app platform on TV sets in German households, followed by Samsung Tizen and Amazon Fire TV.
The ARD Tagesschau app is now available on almost 2 million Android TVs in Germany, bringing the pubcaster’s newscasts to the big screen.
Disney+, which will launch in many European countries on March 24, 2020, has a user experience equal to Amazon Prime Video, but still clearly lags behind industry leader Netflix.
German digital TV service provider TeraVolt has developed a solution for DRM-protected content to be added to freely available HbbTV-based catch-up services on smart TV sets.
German Bundesliga football club FC St. Pauli has launched an online video service for fans based on Jupiter, the new end-to-end multiscreen sports video platform devised by TeraVolt which takes advantage of 3SS’ 3Ready front end solution.
TeraVolt and 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) have been selected to design, engineer, develop and integrate apps and management systems for bobbles.tv, the new pan-European video entertainment platform recently launched via DTH and OTT.
TeraVolt, a German media production company and consultancy specialised in the digitalisation of television, has appointed Lars Friedrichs, former director teletext and hybrid TV at ProSiebenSat.1, as its new director.