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HbbTV with second screen function


IRT presents in cooperation with T-Systems “First Connect” at IBC

After the launch of “First Connect” during IFA IRT will showcase its Second Screen
Framework for HbbTV applications to interested broadcasters and service providers
on its booth 10.F51 now at IBC. This system permits simple coupling between a
tablet or a smartphone and any HbbTV-compliant Smart-TV. Based on this coupling,
any applications, like EPGs, catch-up services, votings, social media or games, from
the TV set can be run on the second screen, and these applications can interact with
applications on the TV set.

Realized in co-operation with T-Systems the cloud-based ”First Connect“ service
allows to make the Second Screen Framework available to a large user-base. The
essential requirements for 24/7 commercial operation, the necessary second level
support and additional developments for large-scale services are all covered by

At IBC IRT will demonstrate “First Connect” in operational use as “ARD.connect” with
the catch-up TV service ARD Mediathek (German public broadcaster) and catch-up
services offered by regional ARD affiliates MDR, Radio Bremen, Rundfunk Berlin-
Brandenburg and WDR as well as ARD’s digital channel Einsfestival, ARD’s EPG
and several test services.

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