Hessischer Rundfunk launches HbbTV service

February 17, 2014 10.55 Europe/London By Robert Briel

HRmediathek on HbbTVGerman regional public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk has launched its HbbTV portal.

The newly launched portal gives access to the broadcaster’s HR Mediathek catch-up TV service. By pressing the red button, viewers have instant access to programmes such as Hessenschau, Maintower and Alle Wetter!.

All programmes will be available up to a year after the original broadcast. Viewers can search for programmes by the date of the broadcast or by title.

The HbbTV portal replicates the broadcaster’s online Mediathek, but allows for easier access on the TV screen for connected sets.