09.19 Europe/London, September 1, 2011 By Robert Briel

IFA 201 – BERLIN. The German VOD portal, part of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, has added four more CE manufacturers to its connected TV platform.

Hybrid TV sets from Philips, Toshiba, Panasonic and Loewe now all have direct access to the movies and TV series offered by Maxdome.

These manufacturers join Samsung and LG, who already have Maxdome connectivity. Also, a number of set-top box manufactures have models available with access to the VOD portal.

“Before the end of the year, we will reach three million households who can access Maxdome directly on their hybrid TVs,” said ProSiebenSat.1 manager Christoph Bellmer, who is responsible for Maxdome.