TechniSat MultyText for interactive DTV

TechniSat, in cooperation with the German Weather Service and Strategy & Technology (S&T) of the UK, has unveiled TechniSat Germany & Regional weather service the first MHEG-5 application in Germany.

The company is committed to equipping all of its digital receivers and IDTVs with TechniSat MultyText technology, thus paving the way for MHEG-5 to gain access to the German TV market. TechniSat MultyText is based on the successful open MHEG-5 standard used by the extremely successful Freeview digital terrestrial television (DVB-T) and Freesat digital satellite platforms in the UK. Freesat already carries HDTV, while Freeview is to begin HD broadcasts later this year.