Hamburg, August 19, 2020 - ZDF awards the budget for the technical development of its HbbTV and Smart TV media library to TeraVolt. The Hamburg-based agency for digital TV products has thus prevailed in a Europe-wide tender.
TeraVolt is to optimize the ZDF Mediathek primarily for HbbTV and Smart TV portals and selected platforms such as MagentaTV (Telekom) or Sky. Continuous further development is also necessary because ZDF has gained more and more users via smart TVs in recent years.
"ZDF plays in the premier league of German television, and we are proud to now be part of the team ourselves," says Tobias Fröhlich, founder and CEO of TeraVolt. "We are looking forward to this exciting task and the new challenges. At ZDF, we see many opportunities to drive further innovation and the dovetailing of linear television and video-on-demand."
The ZDFmediathek offers content from the main ZDF program, the digital channels ZDFneo and ZDFinfo, the children's program ZDFtivi and selected partners such as 3Sat and funk. In addition, the Mediathek offers an extensive live streaming service and the latest "heute" news.
TeraVolt GmbH is an owner-managed agency for Enhanced TV based in Hamburg, Germany. Founded in 2006, TeraVolt specializes in the development of forward-looking digital TV experiences. The agency offers its clients customized solutions, from market-specific consulting to the creation and technical implementation of innovative products. The product portfolio includes services, consulting and applications in the areas of Managed Platforms, Enhanced TV, Monetization and OTT. TeraVolt is headquartered in Hamburg and consists of an experienced management team and 45 strategy, product and technology experts.