VOX launches HbbTV service

Jörn Krieger | 30-08-2012

German commercial TV broadcaster VOX has launched an interactive multimedia teletext: Viewers can access information, videos and interactive features accompanying TV programmes as well as news, sports reports and specials on their TV screen.

For reception of the VOX-Digitaltext, a hybrid TV set or set-top-box is required which is connected to the internet and compliant with multimedia standard HbbTV. The service can be accessed by pressing the red button on the remote control while watching VOX.

One year ago, the broadcaster launched an HbbTV portal complementing its cookery show "kochbar" which offers more than 400,000 recipes . Following RTL-Digitaltext, "kochbar", n-tv-Digitaltext and Clipfish Music, VOX-Digitaltext is the fifth HbbTV service provided by German media group Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.