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A1 Bulgaria launches Zappware’s advanced TV solution

SOFIA, Bulgaria, HASSELT, Belgium – 3rd December 2019.

A1 Bulgaria, part of A1 Group and a leading provider of digital services and telecommunication solutions in Bulgaria, launched A1 Xplore TV. Аn advanced turnkey TV solution powered by Zappware. A1 Xplore TV users will be able to find and enjoy great content through Zappware’s award winning Nexx 4.0 user experience. Users will be also able to enjoy their favorite content on web and app with A1 Xplore TV GO, which provides continuity in the overall TV experience.

A1 Xplore TV comes with more than 220 TV channels, over 130 of which are available with 7 days Catchup; five 4K Ultra HD TV channels among which are My Zen TV, Love Nature 4K, Travelxp 4K HDR, Insight TV, Fashion 4K; a rich on-demand content catalogue and a premium sports from La Liga, Serie A, UEFA Campions League, ATP Master series, NHL, UFC and others on A1 Bulgaria’s channels – Max Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Simeon Donev, Senior Marketing Director of A1 Bulgaria explains: “Our goal is to constantly offer innovative services to our customers to suit their dynamic lifestyle. A1 Xplore TV is not only interactive, but it also intuitively adapts to the viewers’ preferences. As we are constantly striving to provide both quality content and great user experience, accompanied by efficient video content management. That is why we chose Zappware’s innovative solution and we are co-operating on further enhancement of the TV experience of our customers.”

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware: “We are proud to be a part of the commercial launch of our Nexx 4.0 end-to-end solution with A1 Bulgaria. Powered by Zappware’s SDS Evolution back-office, this Nexx 4.0 User Experience makes it possible to cope with the complex DVB/IPTV/OTT footprint in A1 Bulgaria, therefore offering a unified content experience to the end customers.
Telecom operators need the right platform to win the battle for HDMI 1. Viewers have a lot of options to consume content. With Nexx 4.0 we ensure the aggregation of all content sources in an intuitive way and help service providers to engage with their consumers and turn them into real fans of the video service.”

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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 information
press@zappware.com
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65

About A1 Bulgaria

A1, part of the A1 Group, is a leading provider of digital services and telecommunication solutions in Bulgaria. The company provides mobile and fixed services, high-speed internet, digital and satellite TV, including four of its own sports channels – MAX Sport 1, MAX Sport 2, Max Sport 3 and Max Sport 4, payment services, its own music streaming platform, cloud and IoT solutions to 5 million customers. In 2018 A1 reported turnover of EUR 446.2 million and EBITDA of EUR 138 million.

A1 Group, listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is a leading provider of digital services and communications solutions in Central and Eastern Europe with more than 24 million customers, currently operating in seven countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Belarus and Slovenia (A1), the Republic of Serbia (Vip mobile) and North Macedonia (A1). Offering communications, payment and entertainment services as well as integrated business solutions, A1 Group achieved revenues of 4.47 billion Euros by year end 2018. As European unit of América Móvil, one of the largest wireless services provider in the world, A1 Telekom Austria Group is headquartered in Vienna and gives access to global solutions.

For more information
pr@a1.bg
Martin Maev
+359 882 82 201 214

 

WIND-Hellas launching Cloud Recordings with Zappware

ATHENS, Greece – HASSELT, Belgium   27 November 2019. WIND Hellas announced the launch of its cloud-based recording service. This Android TV solution is built and operated by Zappware as a turnkey service.

“As we keep on innovating in the Greek market, we have now rolled out our Cloud Recording function to all WIND VISION users. The feature that I particularly like is our new Series-function: click record once, and we build a box-set of all episodes. This is a significant and ambitious extension of our current service offering. We are now giving consumers the freedom to watch their favourite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, whether in the comfort of their own homes or on the go, live or recorded, on all screens.  Integrating all relevant content including Netflix, the Google ecosystem and our TV channels in one simple experience, was key to win market share. We now, with our partner Zappware, innovate further with the enrichment in terms of features”, said Hermann Riedl, Chief Strategy & Digital Transformation Officer of WIND Hellas. 

“Zappware was able to deploy the initial service from scratch in a record-time and bring it live 1,5 years ago. After the launch, the industry awarded this solution the UX award. We are now moving ahead with the feature evolution launching nPVR. Looking forward supporting the further growth of WIND Hellas”, said Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware.

About WIND

WIND Hellas is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Greece and one of the fastest growing telco in Europe. Since WIND was established, 1992, 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 2016-2020 for the development of new generation networks, WIND focuses on ultra-high speed networks, both in mobile (4G, 4G+, 5G pilot program), and fixed (VDSL, FTTx).
WIND has become a major convergence player providing added value solutions both to individuals and business sector.

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. 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, smartTVs, 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 visit www.zappware.com

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

Zappware adds Americas Strength

HASSELT, Belgium – 12 September 2019.

Zappware is pleased to announce the addition of Cristian Santana to its team and a sharpening of its focus on the growing video service opportunities in the US and Latin America regions.

Cristian brings over 18 years of technical sales, engineering, team and vendor management, solutions architecture and project management experience to the Zappware team. He had deployed numerous VOD, IPTV, OTT, DVB/ATSC projects with major operators in the Americas.

“Cristian’s extensive background with operators in the Latin America and North America regions will significantly accelerate development of our business in these crucial markets,” commented Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware. “We firmly believe that the Zappware offering is well placed to address the customer base in the Americas, and are delighted to bring on board industry leaders like Cristian who can support this expansion.”

Cristian Santana comes to Zappware from TVC Communications, where he was was Director of IP Sales and Services for Latin America. His main role was managing the technical pre-sales team and engineering team responsible for project development. In addition he was responsible for post-sales support.

Prior to joining TVC Communications, Cristian spent several years working at Tricom Dominican Republic as Fiber Optic Design Engineer and Video Transmission Engineer, managing fiber network design and construction.
Cristian holds a B.S. in Electronic and Communications Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo and a M.Sc. in Telecommunication Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.

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

 

Amplia, Zappware and XroadMedia deliver personal TV to consumers in the Caribbean

Amplia delivers a new, personal user experience to consumers and operators via a multi-tenant digital TV solution provided from Zappware and personalized by XroadMedia.

Saint George, Hasselt, Vienna – 11 September 2019 – Amplia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (“TSTT”), which is one of the leading TV and video service provider in the Caribbean, has chosen XroadMedia, a specialist provider of content discovery, recommendations and personalization services, to deliver personalized user experiences to consumers across the Caribbean. Amplia is using XroadMedia’s Ncanto solution, which is pre-integrated and delivered via the award-winning Nexx 4.0 platform from Zappware, a provider of innovative user interface design and video back-office solutions for digital TV services on any screen, any device and any network.

With the help of Nexx 4.0 personalized by Ncanto, users of the Amplia service will be able to easily find and discover relevant content across any source – from linear-TV via on-demand to online content – on any device, allowing for a seamless user experience and boosting user engagement.

The new service will be delivered to multiple regions and consumer services thanks to the multi-tenancy capability of both solutions from Zappware and XroadMedia.

“Amplia and its parent TSTT are delighted to partner with XroadMedia to deliver a state-of-the-art recommendation engine, giving us a powerful platform to engage more meaningfully with our TV customers”, says Lisa Agard, the General Manager of Amplia.

“The degree of eliminating friction while discovering relevant content is key for the end-user. When a service provider can continuously optimize the user experience by proposing relevant, personalized content, this creates value and loyalty and helps the service provider to win the battle for HDMI 1.” says Laurent Van Tornhout, Vice President Product and Marketing at Zappware.

Adolf Proidl, Co-Founder & CEO of XroadMedia, adds: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Zappware and Amplia on this special project, which will increase the regional coverage of our cloud-based content discovery solution even further. In addition, thanks to our pre-integration into the Nexx 4.0 platform from Zappware it was easy for us to deliver the required recommendation and personalization use cases to Amplia in the shortest time-to-market possible.”

Initially in Trinidad & Tobago, the new service from Amplia will launch in November 2019 with other countries and regions to follow.

If you would like to see the video delivery solution used by Amplia, please visit the Zappware booth (hall 1, stand A81) at the IBC event in Amsterdam from 13th-17th September.

About Amplia

Amplia Communications Limited is licensed and authorized as a Telecommunications Concessionaire by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT). The Company was started in 2006 and was part of the Massy Group of Companies, a local and regional conglomerate.

From inception, it began building its business based on fibre to the business and in early 2016 after investing hundreds of millions of dollars, launched its fibre to the home operations. During this time considerable expertise has been developed in all areas around the provision of service on fibre, particularly GPON. With the expansion into Fibre to the Home, Amplia’s Fibre To the Home (FTTH) network had now grown to become the second largest GPON network in Trinidad and Tobago providing the following:

  • Dedicated Internet/IP transit
  • Clear Channel Domestic/ Metro Ethernet and International Private Lines
  • International Wholesale Termination and Enterprise Voice Solutions
  • Fibre Optic – Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Solution design
  • Service management and quality monitoring
  • 24/7 Customer support pro-active network monitoring and maintenance

On the 31st July 2017, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (“TSTT”) bought 100% of the issued share capital of Amplia. The acquisition allowed TSTT to acquire a world class state-of-the-art fibre optic network, offering advanced video High Definition TV services and High-Speed Internet to various communities across Trinidad. TSTT is the largest telecommunications company in Trinidad and Tobago by revenue and is the only quintuple full-service provider in the country offering Mobile, Internet, Data, Voice and Security services to customers.

Since the acquisition, Amplia has launched voice, Security and IPPBX services adding to its portfolio. AMPLIA aims to transform lives and strengthen communities throughout Trinidad & Tobago, by bridging the digital divide.

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.

About XroadMedia

At XroadMedia we have developed the next generation of content discovery, recommendation, and targeting solution – Ncanto. Based on more than a decade of product and market research, as well as customer deployments in the internet, media and broadcast industries, Ncanto is an innovative back-end solution optimized for cloud- and server-based deployments. Ncanto boosts our customers’ profits and revenues by uniquely combining user taste with our customers’ requirements and business models. Thanks to Ncanto’s flexible architecture and standards-based API connectivity, we even help our customers reduce integration costs and time-to-market to an absolute minimum, compared to competitive solutions in the market. More information on our products and services can be found at www.xroadmedia.com.

 

PR Contact for Amplia
Name: Lisa Agard
General Manager
E: lisa.agard@amplia.co.tt

PR Contact for Zappware
Laurent Van Tornhout
Vice President Product & Marketing
E: laurent.van.tornhout@zappware.com

PR Contact for XroadMedia
Tom Dvorak
Chief Commercial Officer
E: tom@xroadmedia.com

PIERRE HUNTER joins Zappware’s commercial team.

HASSELT, Belgium – 14 January 2019.

Zappware has been growing significantly and is committed to consolidate its position across different regions. To support that strategy and shape its organization for rapid future growth, Zappware attracts Pierre Hunter to its commercial team.

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware, explains: “We firmly believe that Zappware’s product portfolio is ready to address a substantially larger customer base. Not only in Europe, but we target to further develop our business in the LATAM, Middle-East and APAC regions. We have anticipated this and have been looking to attract captains of industry who can support us in this expansion. This resulted in the recruitment of Pierre Hunter, who has joined Zappware as of today. Pierre Hunter has an impressive track record of over 25 years in Pay TV and most recently as Vice President Sales EMEA at Verimatrix, where he was instrumental to the growth of Verimatrix from a small startup to a world leader in the supply of video content and revenue security solutions. Pierre will join the Zappware commercial team and will assist Zappware in its Strategic Business Development.”

Pierre Hunter elaborates: “I will be applying my extensive market and industry knowledge to help Zappware grow its future commercial strategy based on its innovative NEXX 4.0 product-set consisting of a unique user interface and video backoffice solution for digital TV. Our industry is constantly evolving, both technologically and commercially. A key strength is my ability to successfully adapt to these constant changes. I’m excited to join Zappware on this international growth journey.”

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

 

Red Carpet in Cannes for ZAPPWARE winning the User Experience Award for WIND-Hellas new TV service.

Cannes, France – 15 October 2018.

During the Content Innovation Awards held in Cannes yesterday night, ZAPPWARE won The UX Award for its commercial deployment for WIND Hellas in Greece.

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware explains: “Telecom operators want to stay relevant towards their end-users with their entertainment value propositions. With Zappware, our mission is to provide them with the right solutions to turn their viewers into more loyal consumers spending more time and money with them.

It has been a significant effort to design, develop, test and validate the right user interface, combining linear and OTT in a perfect symbiosis. The NeXX 4.0 solution-suite includes the visible part, that is the multiscreen user interface and the part that is under the hood: our back-office with operator tools. An important tool is the NeXX 4.0 marketing console, enabling marketeers and content teams to manage the user interface to bring relevant personalized content and up-sell triggers.

Great that not only the telecom operators are excited to source the solution, also their end-users love the solution.

For Zappware, winning the User Experience Award is really a fantastic recognition from the industry for our end-user focus.”

“We launched WIND VISION before the summer this year and got great end-user feedback so far. We were the first integrating Netflix with a state-of-the-art multiscreen video solution. Android TV and the Zappware cloud back-office running on Amazon AWS have been accelerating factors in terms of platforms used. The key differentiating factor however, was Zappware’s user interface. It is great to be part of this success story in winning The User Experience Award with them”, said Hermann Riedl, Chief Strategy & Digital Transformation Officer of WIND Hellas.

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.

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

 

 

ZAPPWARE shows record financial growth figures for fiscal year 2017-2018.

HASSELT, Belgium – 9 October 2018. 

With 17 years of experience in the industry, Zappware has always been able to surf on the right technology waves and harvest profitable growth in its home market and across the world. Last fiscal year was a record growth year.

Patrick Vos explains: “Since the launch of the new NeXX 4.0 solution-suite 2 years ago we’ve got good traction from the market, including from Tier1 operators, with now commercial launches in several regions. We reach end-user customer satisfaction rates of over 90%. That is an interesting metric because we always have had the end-user in mind while designing our solutions.

These commercial successes are also reflected in the financial results: we clocked a record revenue growth of 56% and more than tripled our bottom-line result last fiscal year. We’re on the right track along our international growth journey.

While further developing our presence in different regions, we also evolved from a project-house to a product-house. This guarantees a robust and cost-efficient model for our customers and for us. That approach is now visible in our latest financial figures”.

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

AMPLIA chooses ZAPPWARE to offer its TVaaS across The Caribbean.

HASSELT, Belgium – 2 October 2018. 

Amplia is excited to announce its partnership with Zappware to deliver a multitenant digital TV solution serving The Caribbean region. Amplia will revamp its TV platform in Trinidad & Tobago and leverage that deployment launching TV as a Service (TVaaS) towards regional service providers.

Lisa Agard – Managing Director of AMPLIA: “This partnership will enable our TVaaS solution to give network operators across The Caribbean region the ability to quickly launch advanced video services to their subscribers. The great NeXX4.0 user experience, its powerful operator console, combined with flexible deployment model were key in this partnership. We have the ambition to grow with new TV services with a new platform serving our local operation as well as to serve English-speaking Caribbean islands with advanced video services. What was crucial in the choice of a platform partner was the ability to build a platform that is “multi-tenant” or multi-operator, capable for to serve the different telecom operator partners from one central system and to have a solution provider that proposes a great user experience to trigger the demand from our end-users across the region.”

“Indeed, an interesting step for Zappware for a couple of reasons: We’re excited to announce this partnership with Amplia with this new deal because it confirms we’re on the right track with our value proposition. Amplia needed a platform with advanced features as well the tools to deploy several telco’s across their region in a flexible way. The NeXX4.0 user interface, what we call the front-end, is highly configurable based on our back-office solution. More specifically our marketing console. With that marketing console, the content and marketing teams can tailor the NeXX4.0 look & feel, channels, content and promotions per operator in the region. That is crucial in a multi-tenant TV service. In this case, the variety of networks and access technologies are a challenge. To address that, we deploy a hybrid solution that is capable of serving DVB and IP / OTT with 1 Android STB type. This way, the time-to-market and the cost-efficiency challenges are addressed. As a bonus, the seamless integration of linear channels, own content, 3rd party content and apps with the Google ecosystem. As said, we’re on the right track along our international growth journey.” explains Patrick Vos – CEO of Zappware.

About Amplia

Amplia Communications Ltd, formerly Massy Communications Ltd is licensed and authorized as a Telecommunications Concessionaire by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT). The Company was started in 2006 and was part of the Massy Group of Companies, a local and regional conglomerate with third party revenue in 2017 of TT$11.8bn.

From inception, it began building its business based on fibre to the business and in early 2016 after investing hundreds of millions of dollars, launched its fibre to the home operations. During this time considerable expertise has been developed in all areas around the provision of service on fibre, particularly GPON. With the expansion into Fibre to the Home, Amplia’s Fibre To the Home (FTTH) network had now grown to become the second largest GPON network in the country providing the following: –

  • Dedicated Internet/IP transit
  • Clear Channel Domestic/ Metro Ethernet and International Private Lines
  • International Wholesale Termination and Enterprise Voice Solutions
  • Fibre Optic – Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Solution design
  • Service management and quality monitoring
  • 24/7 Customer support pro-active network monitoring and maintenance

On the 31st July 2017, Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (“TSTT”) bought 100% of the issued share capital of Amplia. The acquisition allowed TSTT to acquire a world class state-of-the-art fibre optic network, offering advanced video High Definition TV services and High-Speed Internet to various communities across Trinidad. TSTT is the largest telecommunications company in Trinidad and Tobago by revenue and is the only quintuple full-service provider in the country offering Mobile, Internet, Data, Voice and Security services to customers.

Since the acquisition, Amplia has launched voice, Security and IPPBX services adding to its portfolio. AMPLIA aims to transform lives and strengthen communities throughout Trinidad & Tobago, by bridging the digital divide.

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

 

Spanish version here

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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Annelore Marynissen   annelore.marynissen@orange.com    +32 (0) 479 01 60 58
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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.
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