Media Broadcast renews Freenet HbbTV portal contract with DOTSCREEN

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022 

DOTSCREEN and Media Broadcast Renew Partnership for German Freenet HbbTV Application

PARIS, France — DOTSCREEN, the multiscreen video applications & UI specialist, today announced the renewal of its multi-year contract with Media Broadcast for the evolution, support, and maintenance of the Freenet HbbTV portal in Germany.

DOTSCREEN was the original designer and developer of the HbbTV front-end and associated backend of the Freenet TV portal in 2016. Since then, the company has continuously maintained and enhanced the HbbTV solution. Today, DOTSCREEN and Media Broadcast jointly decided to renew the relationship for another two years.

The Freenet portal by Media Broadcast is accessible by all « Connect » users and offers an opportunity to consult and use features such as:

  • HbbTV apps from major German providers such as ARD, Kabel Eins, MDR, ZDR, SAT1, RTL, VOX, Pro7, Kabel 1, NDR, SWR, etc.
  • German radio stations
  • Text and video-based news and articles
  • Weather forecasts

Stanislas Leridon, DOTSCREEN’s co-founder, said, « we are proud that Media Broadcast has renewed their trust in us for our agile approach to project management and leading HbbTV expertise. HbbTV-based solutions are proving their value add for operators in more and more markets, and the Freenet feature set now shows how far we can go with HbbTV in offering the services viewers care about. »

DOTSCREEN has been a leading HbbTV application developer since the technology’s inception. The company has developed HbbTV-based front ends for many other operators such as Fransat in France and Freesat in the UK. Other European HbbTV customers of DOTSCREEN include ARTE and France24 in Europe, Mediaset in Spain, SVT in Sweden, and ERT in Greece.

Links: DOTSCREEN; Media Broadcast