In a pan-European tender German public broadcaster ZDF has awarded the budget for the further development of its catch-up TV service to TeraVolt.

The Hamburg-based agency for digital TV products will enhance ZDFmediathek primarily on HbbTV and Smart TV portals and selected platforms such as MagentaTV (Deutsche Telekom) and Sky Deutschland.

Constant technical advancement is necessary because ZDF has gained more and more users via smart TVs in recent years, according to TeraVolt.

“ZDF plays in the top league of German television and we are proud to become part of the team,” said Tobias Fröhlich, founder and managing director at TeraVolt. “We are looking forward to this exciting task and new challenges. At ZDF, we see many opportunities to further promote innovation and the combination of linear television and video-on-demand.”