ORF beefs up MHP text services

The Austrian public broadcaster ORF has improved its text services for MHP enabled set-top boxes. A new look and more information are part of the make-over of the enhanced television service, which is called OK-MultiText.

According to ORF, there are some 185,000 MHP set-top boxes in the market, both for DVB-T and DVB-C. The text service is now also optimised for usage on widescreen 16:9 television sets. The gradual upgrading of the service started last December. With the latest improvements, ORF said the make-over has now been completed.

ORF OK-MultiText offers a wide choice of information, ranging from detailed programme information to live updates of arrivals and departures at Vienna Airport. When viewers access the service, the live broadcasts stream remains available in a corner of the screen.