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June 2021

A1 Austria launches its Zappware-powered A1 Xplore TV on Fire TV.

Vienna, Austria – Hasselt, Belgium – 15 June 2021

A1 Austria launches its Zappware-powered A1 Xplore TV on Fire TV.

Austria is a very Amazon-centric country with a high share of subscribers with Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Fire TV sticks belong to the most popular devices used to watch TV in Austria. A1 Austria is now launching their Zappware-powered video service on Fire TV.

Johannes Natterer – Head of Residential TV & Services at A1 Telekom Austria, says: “A1 Xplore TV is an entertainment platform that brings the best TV channels, hand-picked on demand library and streaming apps in a single package.

Extending the video service to Amazon Fire TV is a major step towards the ultimate goal of A1 Xplore TV becoming the number one TV service in our territory, giving our users the freedom to enjoy TV on any screen of their choice in the best possible quality.

Achieving this goal would have not been possible without the expertise and dedication from our partner company Zappware.

The success factor is to have the user experience on Fire TV consistent to the user experience on the set top boxes.”

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware: “Zappware’s vision is to deploy its NeXX 4.0 user experience in a device-agnostic way. This is what service providers and end-users expect, especially generation Z end-users.

A1 Xplore TV has been launched on Set Top Boxes, smartphones, tablets and PCs in 2020. Now the extension with Fire TV is a key achievement.

Super aggregation is a key aspect for service providers to confirm their leadership in home entertainment. Being device agnostic and extending a great user experience on the most relevant devices, is crucial to win the battle for HDMI-1. The addressable market is now significantly broadened by deploying the set-top-box like experience on a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).”

About A1 Austria

A1 – Internet, Voice, TV and IT-Services from One Source

A1 is Austria’s leading communications provider, encompassing about 5.1 million mobile communications customers and 1.9 million fixed access lines. The customers benefit from a global package of offers from one source: voice telephony, Internet access, digital cable television, data and IT solutions, wholesale services, and mobile business and payment solutions. The product brands A1, bob, Red Bull MOBILE and Yesss! represent quality and smart services. As a responsible company A1 integrates socially relevant and environmental concerns into its core business.

A1 Telekom Austria AG is part of A1 Telekom Austria Group (ATX:TKA) – a leading digital services and communications provider in the CEE region with around 25 million customers across seven countries. Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions Telekom Austria Group achieved revenues of 4.55 billion Euros, with A1 Austria contributing more than 2.62 billion Euros, by in the year 2020. Around 18,000 employees and state of the art broadband infrastructure make digital business and lifestyle possible and enable people, companies and things to connect everywhere anytime. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

For more A1 related information about this press release:
Mag. Livia Dandrea-Böhm
A1 company spokeswoman
+43 664 66 31452
livia.dandrea-boehm@a1.at

About Zappware

Zappware, founded in 2001, combines creativity and technology into powerful digital TV solutions for Entertainment Service Providers. With proven and award-winning user interfaces Zappware 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 Zappware related information about this press release:
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
press@zappware.com

WIND VISION improves user experience thanks to ZAPPWARE’s cloud-native TV Solution on AWS

Athens, Greece – Hasselt, Belgium – 3rd June 2021

WIND VISION improves user experience thanks to ZAPPWARE’s cloud-native TV Solution on AWS

WIND VISION, the first Android TV subscription platform launched in Greece and one of the first of its kind launched in Europe, continues to innovate and evolve to provide the best user experience.

One of the ingredients of this success is leveraging leading technology and IT services. In addition to using ZAPPWARE’s platform for video services, WIND VISION is also utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s leading cloud service. Thanks to this collaboration, WIND VISION keeps advancing user experience and has exceeded 74,000 subscribers in 2020.

The cloud-native version of ZAPPWARE’s back office and the new diagnostic and monitoring tools are running on AWS’s services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache for Redis, AWS IoT, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, AWS VPN, giving WIND access to the broadest and most secure set of cloud services for the benefit of WIND VISION and all its end users.

Making good use of AWS, WIND VISION is continuously innovating its own services to always offer the best viewing experience to its subscribers. In this context, customers can now enjoy services such as Chromecast and access WIND VISION on the web.

Hermann Riedl, Chief B2B & Digital Transformation Officer of WIND Hellas said: “I feel particularly happy and proud of our collaboration with Amazon Web Services, which confirms that WIND VISION remains an innovative pay-TV service, with state of the art architecture. Our goal has always been to follow technological developments closely and to fully meet the requirements of the modern subscriber.”

“ZAPPWARE launched a whole suite of monitoring and diagnostics tools running on AWS. These tools contribute to a great user experience for WIND’s end-users and troubleshooting is done more effectively. The video operations team has a real-time view of the end to end ecosystem and detailed insights on the Quality of Service (QoS). Running our video back office and related tools on AWS provides us with the computing power, robustness, security and flexibility needed,” says Patrick Vos, CEO of ZAPPWARE.

About Wind Hellas

WIND Hellas is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Greece. Since WIND was established, it has been consistently investing in technology, providing integrated Mobile, Fixed, Internet and pay TV solutions to its Customers. Always in the forefront of the evolution, WIND delivers innovative communication and technology solutions that improve the way its customers live, work learn and play.

Believing in the power of a modern interconnected world, everything is possible when connectivity is assured. Therefore, Wind implements one of the largest private investment projects in Greece. Particularly, as part of its 500 million euros investment plan 2021-2025 for the development of new generation networks, WIND focuses on ultra-high-speed networks, both in mobile and fixed.

For more information visit www.wind.gr

Contact:
Georgina Kanavou
g.kanavou@wind.gr
+30 2106158000

About Zappware

Zappware, founded in 2001, combines creativity and technology into powerful digital TV solutions for Entertainment Service Providers. With proven and award-winning user interfaces Zappware 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 Zappware related information about this press release, please contact:
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
press@zappware.com