ORF and the group of fitness companies present the digital cooperation project “ORF-TVthek going Technogym”

The ORF-TVthek is now available as an app on Technogym fitness equipment

Vienna (OTS) The ORF-TVthek is now also available in the fitness area: It will be available in Austria on all fitness equipment equipped with “Technogym Live” or “Technogym Unity”. For the first time, athletes can access ORF TV shows on demand during their training. ORF TVthek founder Thomas Prantner and Gottfried Wurpes, CEO of the fitness group of companies (Technogym’s official distributor for Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia) presented the new cooperation today, Friday, September 23, 2022, as part of a presentation at Leonding before .

ORF-TVthek founder Thomas Prantner: “For the first time, athletes can now access ORF-TVthek and thus the entire ORF video-on-demand offering directly on their fitness equipment. This marks another important step in our multimedia strategy of making high-quality TV content available on as many major platforms and devices as possible through ORF-TVthek. I am very happy to have found the ideal partners for this in the group of fitness companies and Technogym.”

Gottfried Wurpes, CEO of the group of fitness companies: “We see this cooperation as a milestone both for ORF and for us. We make more than 25,000 Technogym devices available to ORF, which they can use as a digital platform for their TVthek content. Around More than 220,000 users are active on these devices every day, which means that ORF can easily reach fitness and leisure athletes with its offering.At the same time, Technogym can offer its customers TVthek, the largest video platform in Austria, with the entire range of ORF video on demand, which means great added value for the digital offer on our Technogym platforms.”

As part of the new cooperation, the ORF TVthek app will be offered on more than 25,000 Technogym fitness machines with the integrated “Technogym Live” or “Technogym Unity” user interface directly on the home screen of the screens. For the first time, ORF TV programs can also be called on demand in many gyms, fitness and wellness areas in hotels, and on fitness equipment in the private sphere.

The new cooperation was introduced by the ORF in Dr. Harald Kräuter headed the Directorate for Technology and Digitization at the initiative of ORF TVthek founder Thomas Prantner, implemented by project manager Ing. Christian Eder. Managing Director Gottfried Wurpes was responsible for the implementation in the group of fitness companies.

The presentation was attended by Mayor Anton Froschauer, Deputy Governor Thomas Stelzer, ÖVP Regional Manager Florian Hiegelsberger and Stefan Hartl, Editor-in-Chief of the ORF Regional Studio Upper Austria.

The ORF-TVthek – the video platform of the ORF

As ORF’s video platform, ORF-TVthek offers a complete video-on-demand (7-day catch-up) and live streaming offer covering all TV genres as a free digital service. In addition, it presents historical-cultural and contemporary video archives on a wide variety of topics and, in addition to the daily television program, e.g. For example, long versions of interviews or live broadcasts without commentary from press conferences and other events are also available. ORF-TVthek is available online at https://TVthek.ORF.at, it can also be used for all common smartphones and tablets via the app, and is also available for large-format TVs or Smart-TVs provided in Austria. ORF-TVthek, which reaches 1,638 million users per month (ÖWA Q2/2022) and achieves a monthly average of 12.5 million visits (connected visits) (internal statistics, 1st half 2022), thus enables the public and location independent use of ORF TV content.

the fitness group of companies – with Austrian market leader Technogym

Under the Technogym brand, the fitness group of companies is the market leader in the equipment of gyms, hotels, health centers and private homes in Austria. The company is also an official Technogym distributor in Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. “The mission of the group of fitness companies is to make people’s lifestyles fitter, healthier and, above all, more balanced. Technogym guarantees all its customers maximum innovation and continuity. Technogym equipment they are ahead of their time and impress not only with their functionality, but also with their extraordinarily beautiful Italian design”, emphasizes CEO Gottfried Wurpes. There are currently around 140,000 Technogym machines in commercial and private use in Austria, including around 55,000 cardio machines. In the commercial sector, around 300,000 people train on Technogym cardio machines every day. Local sports stars and Technogym brand ambassadors, such as tennis player Dominic Thiem, rower Magdalena Lobnig, karateka Bettina Plank, mountain biker Laura Stigger, track and field athlete Verena Mayr, snowboarder Benjamin Karl and Paralympic winner Markus Sa lcher also rely on the products of the Italian world market leader.

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