The Austrian broadcaster ORF will be launching its “catch up TV” service "ORF TVthek" on mobile video enabled devices.

December 17th, saw the launch of the service on the iPhone and iPad thats developed by Apple with further smartphones and tablet PCs to follow in the first quarter of 2011.

However Access is not through a app as you might think, but through navigation to the website http://tvthek.orf.at on the mobile device's web browser. In future update, ORF also wants to make their service available on TV sets with an internet connection using the hybrid TV standard HbbTV.

ORF TVthek, which has up until now only been available as an internet based offer on computers, that enables viewers to watch full length TV shows they missed on television free of charge. Some programmes are provided as live streams in parallel to their TV broadcast.