ATHENS, Greece – HASSELT, Belgium – 20th February 2017. WIND Hellas announced today that it will cooperate with Zappware to offer high end TV services to its customers. Thanks to Zappware’s turnkey technology solution WIND Hellas will launch a new multiscreen video service by the end of the year, bringing a totally new TV experience to WIND’s end-users.
“Our goal is to offer our customers a unique TV experience both in terms of technology and content. To this end we are partnering with top tier providers with a proven track record of success, such as Zappware. The state-of-the-art cloud-based video solution we have chosen is simple to use, fun and personalized. It’s a high end technology solution that along with the content that WIND Hellas will secure, will bring a new way of entertainment to our customers no matter where they are, no matter which device they will be using”, said Hermann Riedl, Chief Strategy & Digital Transformation Officer of WIND Hellas.
“We are proud and excited to deploy our cloud-based TV solution for WIND Hellas. WIND and the majority of telecom operators we talk to, tell us that they require a platform to really engage towards their customers, create loyalty and trigger users to enjoy all the available content. Now, here is the challenge: there is a lot of very valuable content ready to be consumed, but how can viewers easily find their favorite TV shows, movies and series? Our NeXX 4.0 turnkey video solution is the Zappware answer to that challenge”, said Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware.
Zappware is deploying a turnkey solution reaching from video head-end infrastructure, cloud-based “back-end” including the personalization capabilities until the “front-end” client software for Android-TV set-top-boxes, smartphones, tablets and web-browsers. The whole video-chain is provided and managed by Zappware. The features include linear and catch-up TV, network recordings and a rich Video-On-Demand (VOD) catalogue. Along with the cloud-based back-end, the Android-TV set-top-box platform offers a lot of flexibility to integrate third party content and applications to end-users in one seamless experience.
About WIND Hellas
WIND Hellas was founded in 1992 and is one of the largest telecom operators in Greece, offering a full range of telecommunications services: from fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband services and ICT solutions. WIND is a heavy investor in new technologies and infrastructure in Greece, having invested over €3bn over the years. Its current investment plan is primarily targeted at new generation networks such as 4G, 4G+, VDSL, FTTx. WIND operates the fastest growing 4G mobile network in Greece currently covering almost 80% of Greece’s population, targeting 100% in 2018.
For more information visit www.wind.gr
Zappware, founded in 2001, combines creativity and technology into powerful digital TV solutions for Entertainment Service Providers. Its proven and award-winning user interfaces currently serve millions of devices around the world, and provide an intuitive and personalized multi-screen TV experience across set-top boxes, smartphones, tablets and PCs. It includes a unified Service Delivery back-office that allows the operator to monetize the service on cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, OTT and hybrid networks.