Access to take German TV over the top

Jörn Krieger | 05-09-2012

Japanese multimedia software provider Access plans to deploy its social TV and over-the-top (OTT) platform AccessMyTV in Germany in Q4 2012.

AccessMyTVwill be integrated into a new DVB-S2 HbbTV set-top box supplied by Korean manufacturer Fortisenabling consumers to create and share OTT channels through social media networks.

The box will allow German consumers to watch and interact with terrestrial TV, watch OTT content via HbbTV and build their own personal OTT online TV channels, watch them on any device connected to the internet and use social media networks such as Facebook to publicise and share these channels.

"By integrating the AccessMyTV offering with DVB-S2 and HbbTV we've got an incredibly exciting solution for any German consumer who wants to experience cutting-edge TV," said Jake Lee, sales and marketing director at Fortis, adding that TV viewers no longer want a sole "lean-back" experience. "With HbbTV support, access to a huge range of free web video content and the ability for consumers to build personal OTT channels and share them with their friends on Facebook, the new Fortis set-top-box makes sure we give the consumer great entertainment on many devices, not just the TV set."