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Orange Belgium expands its video service powered by ZAPPWARE.

HASSELT, Belgium 31 May 2018. Orange Belgium is expanding its convergent offering with an evolution of its video features. This also broadens the scope for Zappware, Orange Belgium’s Digital TV Technology partner, who developed the multiscreen video platform.

Orange Belgium is continuously investing to enrich its Love offering, to support its convergent positioning and growth. The video service is a cornerstone of the value proposition, hence the importance of unlocking this service on Android and iOS devices, in symbiosis with the main-screen TV experience.

Zappware could extend its scope in providing now the full video back-office for serving all screens for a Live TV service. 

“The scope extension for Zappware enables us to serve Orange Belgium with a true unified multiscreen user experience, managed through a unified Zappware back office. That is obviously an extra business opportunity for Zappware in our home market. With the end-user in mind, which is the DNA of Zappware, even more relevant is the enriched value proposition towards the end-users of Orange Belgium: a seamless video experience on any device in any location”, said Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware.

Cristina Zanchi, Chief Consumer Officer, says: “We are happy to add mobile live TV to the Love offering. This new functionality will allow our customers to watch TV on the go. In particular with the summer holidays coming up, customers can continue to enjoy live TV when travelling in the EU, as the EU roaming regulation applies. This is our way of responding to our customers’ needs. We will continue to enrich our offers, add premium content and strive to have the best quality at a fair price, to make sure our customers can stay connected anywhere, any time with complete peace of mind. We are delighted to rely on our technology partner Zappware to support these enriched features”

Viewing on the go with the Orange TV app has enriched the existing smartphone and tablet app. Orange customers have access to a selection of the following channels on their smartphone or tablet: Eén, Canvas, VTM, Q2, VIER, VIJF, National Geographic NL, Discovery NL, Ketnet, Disney Channel NL, La Une, La Deux, RTL-TVI, Club RTL, TF1, AB3, 13ème RUE, Syfy, Disney Channel FR and Disney XD FR. They simply need their Love Wi-Fi connection at home or to be connected to a mobile 3G or 4G network in Belgium or in the EU. Watching live TV on a mobile network uses mobile data volume. Orange customers with Love Unlimited are the only convergent customers in Belgium to benefit from unlimited mobile data which makes watching live TV completely worry-free.

 

About Orange Belgium

Orange Belgium is one of the leading telecommunication operators on the Belgian market, with over 3 million customers, and in Luxembourg through its subsidiary Orange Communications Luxembourg.

As a convergent actor, we provide mobile telecommunication services, internet and TV to private clients, as well as innovative mobile and fixed line services to businesses. Our high-performance mobile network supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 4G+ technology and is the subject of ongoing investments.

Orange Belgium is a subsidiary of the Orange Group, one of the leading European and African operators for mobile telephony and internet access, as well as one of the world leaders for telecommunication services to enterprises.

Orange Belgium is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange (OBEL).

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Press contact
Annelore Marynissen   annelore.marynissen@orange.com    +32 (0) 479 01 60 58
Jean-Pascal Bouillon jean-pascal.bouillon@orange.com  +32 (0) 473 94 87 31
press@orange.be 

Contact investors
Siddy Jobe   ir@orange.be  +32 (0)2 745 80 92

 

About Zappware

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.

For more information on Zappware:

press@zappware.com
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
laurent.van.tornhout@zappware.com
Zappware N.V.
ILGATLAAN 19, 3500 Hasselt – Belgium

WIND Hellas launches its new TV service powered by ZAPPWARE

ATHENS, Greece – HASSELT, Belgium 25 April 2018. WIND Hellas announced today the launch of its new multi-screen pay TV service. The solution is built and operated by Zappware as a turnkey service.

“Our end-users will now be able to enjoy a unique TV experience. A smooth integration of all available content in a state-of-the-art video solution is now available on all screens with WIND VISION. Users are now one click away from their favorite channel, sports game or Netflix Series. WIND VISION serves set top boxes and mobile devices in Greece from Zappware’s cloud-based back-office. We are excited to enrich our current offer with this advanced entertainment service, the first in Greece with Android TV and Netflix. We now look forward to growing our business with our new attractive household propositions”, said Hermann Riedl, Chief Strategy & Digital Transformation Officer of WIND Hellas.

“Zappware was able to leverage some great opportunities that new technologies offer: firstly, in this deployment for WIND, we are combining DVB and OTT in one hybrid Android TV box. Secondly, by using Android TV, the integration of third party content from e.g. Netflix and YouTube is done in an efficient way, resulting in a great user experience. Thirdly, our Amazon AWS based cloud back-office serves the Android TV boxes as well as the mobile devices with WIND’s new multiscreen TV service. This is a very scalable, flexible and future-proof architecture. Proud to serve WIND as an end-to-end managed service provider”, said Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware.


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 and FTTx. Since 2017 WIND has developed its own fiber optic network, offering its customers ultra high speed Internet connection.

For more information visit www.wind.gr

Contact:
Irene Anastasiadou
po@wind.gr
+30 2106158574


About Zappware

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.

Contact:
press@zappware.com
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
laurent.van.tornhout@zappware.com
Zappware N.V.
ILGATLAAN 19, 3500 Hasselt – Belgium

DevWerks – USA chooses ZAPPWARE solution to offer its TVaaS across North America

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands    18th September 2017.

DevWerks is excited to announce its partnership with Zappware to bring a customized version of the Nexx 4.0 UX/UI to the United States. DevWerks will be launching its TV as a Service (TVaaS) platform in the United States in 2018.

Ross Meyer – CEO of DevWerks: “This partnership will enable our TVaaS solution to give network operators the ability to provide video services to its subscribers where it is currently not cost effective to do so. This will enable customers to have an advanced viewing experience unlike any other available currently in the market.”

“I’m proud to be able to announce this news at IBC at the RAI in Amsterdam: since the launch of our new NeXX 4.0 user experience, we’ve got good traction from the market and are now taking a big step along our growth journey. Entering the US market is a substantial extension of our international footprint. Zappware’s back-office enables Service Providers to customize the user experience, features, up-sell campaigns etc… in a cost-efficient way”, explains Patrick Vos – CEO of Zappware.


About DevWerks

DevWerks based in Phoenix, Arizona brings an executive team with over 50 years of industry experience. With a startup mentality DevWerks seeks to bring rich content and services to undeserved markets throughout North America.

For more information on DevWerks:
info@devwerksaz.com


About Zappware

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.

Contact:
press@zappware.com
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
laurent.van.tornhout@zappware.com
Zappware N.V.
ILGATLAAN 19, 3500 Hasselt – Belgium

WIND Hellas chooses ZAPPWARE solution to offer TV services in Greece

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

Contact:
Irene Anastasiadou
po@wind.gr
+30 2106158574


About Zappware

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.

Contact:
press@zappware.com
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
laurent.van.tornhout@zappware.com
Zappware N.V.
ILGATLAAN 19, 3500 Hasselt – Belgium

Celebrating it’s 15th anniversary, Zappware launches an all new disruptive Video User experience NEXX 4.0: “You are what you view”

Zappware is launching at IBC – Amsterdam – 9-13 September – it’s all new Video User eXperience. The concept is straightforward: Let’s make it simple again and user-centric. A Video Solution knowing you, predicting your next viewing pattern across your channels, recordings, catch-up TV items and that lets you access and share your content across devices and set top boxes.

Patrick Vos – CEO of Zappware: “We are serious about turning viewers into consumers. Entertainment Service Providers want to aggregate all the customer behaviour and build a kind of customer DNA to be able to predict the customer’s next move, beyond the video related services of course. Zappware is now launching a disruptive video user experience that is unique in it’s simplicity, design and user centricity. As a Service Provider you can now leverage the Zappware platform to serve the enduser with personalized value propositions.”

The NEXX 4.0 user interface is a dynamic environment that adapts itself in a self-learning way according to the end-users behaviour, across the linear and on-demand content consumed and across devices. Analyzing customer behavior, building up a customer DNA and using the video user interface to communicate back to the user by recommending relevant quad-play packages and reduce churn is Zappware’s way, powered by it’s Service Delivery System, to “close the loop” and turn viewers into consumers.


About Zappware

Zappware uniquely combines creativity and technology into powerful digital TV products for pay-TV operators. Its proven Zappware platform currently serves millions of devices around the world, and provides an intuitive and personalized multi-screen TV experience across set-top boxes, connected TVs, smartphones, tablets and PCs. It includes a unified Service Delivery System that allows the operator to monetize the service on cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV, OTT and hybrid networks.

With its Zappware Design custom user experience service, Zappware also designs full custom user experiences, which can be custom built on top of the Zappware platform or on custom environments.

For more information, visit www.zappware.com