German HbbTV service multithek goes satellite

December 2, 2013 09.37 Europe/London By Robert Briel

multithek©MEDIA BROADCAST_Frau auf dem SofaGerman broadcast facilities company Media Broadcast is launching its HbbTV service multithek on satellite on Tuesday, December 3.

The service will be broadcast on transponder 113 from the Astra satellite position at 19.2 degrees East and is available as a free-to-air service to all owners of HbbTV capable equipment.

Multithek offers a range of HbbTV applications including the on-demand portals from ARD and ZDF (the so-called Mediateken), the HbbTV services from the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, music televsion MUZU.TV and sonnenklar.TV.

New to the multithek is the on-demand kids portal Kymba, which also launches on December 3. Kymba is a pay service and costs EUR5 a month. In addition, a large number of weather and news apps are available.

The Media Broadcast multithek is also available on the German DTT network in the regions of Berlin, Hamburg, Saarbrücken, Rhein/Main, Hannover, Braunschweig, Stuttgart, München, Bremen, Lübeck, Kiel and Nordrhine-Westphalia.