Without Borders – 25h Fall of the Wall Live-Blog for Smart TV
News from Nov. 07, 2014
The Social TV-APP for the anniversary of the fall of the Wall: From the 7th November 2014 there will be a live blog with the focus on the media event “Without Borders – 25h Fall of the Wall” (Grenzenlos – 25h Mauerfall) which won't only be accessible via the rbb information portal but can also be aired directly on your TV. This project was realized by the rbb, Fraunhofer FOKUS and the Institut für Rundfunk Technik.
With the application for Smart TVs, viewers will be able to not only watch TV but to follow the live blog by looking at individual entries or pictures. The application can be started by pressing the red bottom on the remote control. The only condition for this application to work is an HbbTV-capable TV. This App was developed by the rbb innovation projects in cooperation with the Institut für Rundfunk Technik (IRT) and the Fraunhofer-Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS. The application was realised with the “HbbTV-Toolkit”: rbb editors are now able to compose additional information for different television programmes. These additional contents will be then offered to the viewer via the internet connection of the television set.