14. February 2020

Problem Solved: TeraVolt Enables More US Content In TV Media Libraries  

Hamburg, February 24th 2020 – In the future, TV broadcaster will find it much easier to integrate US films and series into their HbbTV media libraries ("Hybrid Broadcasting Broadband TV"). This means on SmartTV devices with HbbTV , which have both digital television and the Internet.

The integration of US content into these media libraries has so far often failed because of the required DRM protection ("Digital Rights Management") for this content, a digital copy protection system, with which content from overseas in particular is encrypted. The broadcasters were therefore faced with a dilemma: either they invest in a service provider who would design an HbbTV app tailored to DRM for them, or they do without this specially protected content.

This problem is now a thing of the past. TeraVolt GmbH, an agency for digital TV products, has succeeded in harmonizing DRM-protected content and HbbTV media libraries and playing them out on suitable SmartTVs. HbbTV provides the technical basis for this and allows the combination of DRM-protected content in a freely available HbbTV offer to be implemented in the German SmartTV landscape. Currently, this solution is being used by the family channel Super RTL, for which TeraVolt has built and continuously supports its own HbbTV media library. The concept can be transferred to any other media library and is therefore also interesting for other TV stations for which TeraVolt was able to solve a problem that had existed for years.

  

Oliver Koch, managing director and co-founder of TeraVolt, is correspondingly proud of the work that has been done: "It took a lot of effort and brainpower to make this DRM standard usable, which opens up completely new possibilities for our customers. In addition, there are hardly any other competitors offering such a solution, but there is all the more demand in the market. Our DRM solution can therefore develop into a real USP".

The bottom line is that TeraVolt is killing three birds with one stone with its new HbbTV solution: rights holders, for example of US series, are gaining in reach as their content is distributed even more widely. The licensees, i.e. TV stations such as Super RTL, can in turn implement more content in their own HbbTV media libraries and play it out directly to their viewers. And the viewers themselves are provided with a more diverse range of offers from which they can choose.

 

About TeraVolt 

TeraVolt GmbH is an owner-managed agency for enhanced TV, based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 2006, TeraVolt specializes in the development of pioneering digital TV experiences. The agency provides its customers with tailor-made solutions, from market-specific consultation to the creation and technical implementation of innovative products. Its product portfolio includes services, consultation and applications in the areas of Managed Platforms, Enhanced TV, Monetization and OTT. With a headquarter based in Hamburg’s beloved SchanzenviertelTeraVolt consists of a highly experienced management team and 45 strategy, product and technology experts. https://www.teravolt.tv/ 

22. October 2019

Two TeraVolt projects nominated for HbbTV Awards 2019

We are happy to announce that for the third year in a row, TeraVolt has been shortlisted for the @HbbTV Awards. We are particularly proud of the fact that this year, two of our projects have been nominated.

In the category „Best use of HbbTV for enhanced TV services“, our project „Can you survive moon“, created for ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, was nominated.

The „Handball World Cup live streaming“ which we developed for Leo Vegas and SevenOneMedia, is on the shortlist in the „Best use of HbbTV for advertising and promotion“ category.

 

22. July 2019

Can you survive moon? – TeraVolt liefert HbbTV-Spezial an ProSiebenSat.1

Zum 50. Jahrestag der Mondlandung können ProSieben-Zuschauer beweisen, ob sie die Fähigkeiten von Astronauten haben. In einem interaktiven Video muss der User eine Reihe von Entscheidungen treffen, die über den weiteren Verlauf des Videos und damit über Erfolg oder Misserfolg der Mondmission entscheiden.

TeraVolt hat im Auftrag von ProSiebenSat.1 Digital einen HbbTV-Videoplayer entwickelt, mit dem das interaktive Video über das Red-Button-Portal von ProSieben mit der Fernbedienung direkt auf dem Fernseher abgespielt werden kann.

Über TeraVolt

Die TeraVolt GmbH ist eine inhabergeführte Agentur für Enhanced TV mit Sitz in Hamburg, Deutschland. TeraVolt ist spezialisiert auf die Entwicklung herausragender neuer TV-Erlebnisse und Product Beacons für unsere Kunden. Wir bieten maßgeschneiderte Lösungen von der marktspezifischen Beratung über die Kreation von elektrisierenden, visionären Produkten bis hin zur technischen Umsetzung und dem Betrieb Ihres Projektes. Unser Fokus liegt dabei auf effektivem und messbarem Erfolg. TeraVolt bietet seinen Geschäftspartnern einen außergewöhnlichen Marktvorteil, denn die Erfahrung aus der Umsetzung unserer eigenen digitalen Strategien und Visionen liegt in unserer DNA. So kennen wir alle relevanten TV-Plattformen, mobilen Plattformen, Technologien und Geschäftsmodelle aus erster Hand. www.teravolt.tv

24. May 2019

European Elections: TeraVolt provides HbbTV App for Bayerischer Rundfunk

After the successful test at the Bavarian State Parliament elections in October 2018, public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk and their digital department BR24 will again be using the HbbTV app developed by TeraVolt for live accompaniment on election day for the European elections on May 26th.

The HbbTV application can be accessed directly via the Red Button and via the launch bar in the TV program of Bayerischer Rundfunk. The application offers the user immediate access to the latest graphics for predictions and extrapolations of the election results for Germany and Bavaria on election day. In addition, users can access background and analysis videos and a news ticker for the election. Furthermore, a live stream of BR24 will be offered on election night via HbbTV.

About TeraVolt

TeraVolt GmbH is an owner-managed agency for enhanced TV based in Hamburg, Germany. TeraVolt specializes in developing outstanding new TV experiences and product beacons for our customers. We provide tailor-made solutions from market-specific consultation to the creation of electrifying, visionary products to the technical implementation and operations of your project. We place our focus on effective and measurable success. TeraVolt offers its business partners an extraordinary market advantage because the experience of putting our own digital strategies and visions into practice is in our DNA. As a result, we have first-hand knowledge of all relevant TV platforms, mobile platforms, technologies and business models. www.teravolt.tv