More than 100,000 MHP boxes in Austria

A report from Broadband TV News suggests that the launch of DVB-T has been a success in Austria, with 400,000 receivers in the market at the end of last year.About one third of these is capable of receiving MHP. Digital switch-over is in full swing, with more regions now becoming all digital.

The MHP offering is based on MHP 1.1.2, with publicbroadcaster ORF and the commercial broadcaster ATV offering a rich set of applications. MultiText – thatâs the ORF brand name for the MHPservices â provides general information like news, weather and sport, along with a wealth of backgroundinformation related to current programming. During the popular live TV show âDancing Starsâ(spring 2007), all owners of MHP devices connected to an IP return channel were able vote for their favorite candidates simply by remote control. Also, viewers couldparticipate in a moderated chat session during each of the live events.