Sandman on demand thanks to HbbTV-App
News from June 19, 2015
A click on the red button on the remote control leads to the program-accompanying HbbTV-offers of rbb. Another click on »ok« and the Sandman appears on the screen. The viewer can easily choose between the videos with the navigation over the arrow keys of the remote control. The only requirement is an internet-connected TV (Smart TV) that makes HbbTV-services as e.g. the broadcasters media library retrievable.
The HbbTV-implementation for the Sandman has been developed by rbb in cooperation with the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT) and Fraunhofer FOKUS as part of the European research project »Future Internet Content 2«. With the »HbbtV Application Creation Toolkit« the FOKUS scientists first created fitting templates and suited them to the corporate design of rbb. Afterwards they designed and integrated a videogallery-module.
Soon, editors can create these HbbTV-applications themselves – without any technical skills. In addition to the videogallery, other modules such as photogalleries, text blocks and social-media-tools are provided. The app-toolkit is open source and can not only be used by broadcasters but also multimedia-agencies and TV app developers. On request, Fraunhofer FOKUS implements individual further developments.