HbbTV is Music to German Ears

Viewers of German commercial channel RTL using an HbbTV set-top box or smart TV can now access the Dooloop online music channel. Dooloop joins the Clipfish music channel on RTL’s free red button service but offers less charts-orientated music with track selection by genre.

Meanwhile, German regional broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk has launched its HbbTV portal to provide access to the HR Mediathek catch-up TV service, with some programmes available for up to 12 months after the original broadcast.

RTL and HR broadcast from the ASTRA 19.2°E satellites. The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband Television) standard to integrate broadcast and online services was established by the HbbTV Association of companies including SES (operator of the ASTRA satellites).

Visit www.rtl.de and www.hr-online.de for more information