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Koen Muylkens was appointed Managing Director of ZAPPWARE Belgium.

Hasselt, Belgium – Zürich, Switzerland – 27 July 2021

Koen Muylkens was appointed Managing Director of ZAPPWARE Belgium.

As of today, Koen Muylkens will lead ZAPPWARE Belgium, a leading provider of digital TV solutions. He is taking over the responsibilities of Patrick Vos, who will become an executive director at the Swiss group’s head office in Zurich. Previously, Koen Muylkens set up and managed the Belgian R&D center of the Paris-based digital home connectivity company SoftAtHome, deploying his products at multiple telecom operators around the world. He grew this innovation, development and deployment center to a 65-people operation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Muylkens held different leadership positions at the French multinational media and communications corporation Technicolor.

Jan Reinhart – Managing Director at Reinhart Capital says: “I am convinced that Koen Muylkens is the perfect fit to lead the Belgian-based ZAPPWARE entity. With his entrepreneurial spirit and his strong technical background, he will help us master the fast-paced technological evolution of this industry.”

Koen Muylkens, Managing Director of ZAPPWARE: “I have always been impressed by the track record of ZAPPWARE over the 20 years of its existence. It has led the technology life cycle in the video business ever since and I am now honored to be appointed to lead this unit. Excited to write the next chapter in home entertainment with this talented team in Hasselt.”

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. Zappware has been acquired by Reinhart Capital in March 2021.

For more Zappware related information about this press release:
press@zappware.com

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

Second industry award for A1 XploreTV deployed by Zappware

Vienna, Austria – Hasselt, Belgium – 14 December 2020

Second industry award for A1 XploreTV deployed by Zappware

After having won “Best Interactive TV Technology” in September, A1 Xplore TV has now been awarded “Advanced TV Service of the Year”.

A1 Group is active across seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe and has a One-Group One-Brand strategy. This strategy has also been reflected in launching a unified TV service across the served countries within A1 Group. The NeXX 4.0 solution from Zappware has been branded A1 Xplore TV. After the first award in September from CSI Magazine, the Zappware deployment now receives an other industry recognition from Digital TV Europe.

“The VideoTech Innovation Award 2020 is a great confirmation, not only for our team, which has done an excellent job, but also for our group strategy to establish ourselves as a super aggregator. With A1 Xplore TV, we have proved the need to become a competitor ourselves. This is the only way we can build our own business models and exploit sustainable revenue potential” says Alejandro Plater, COO, A1 Telekom Austria Group. “With this solution of One-Screen, we offer personalized TV experience according to different needs and interests of our Group customers”.

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware: “Innovative technologies only become great when combined together in a meaningful way for the end-user. A1 Xplore TV is about exploring and discovering content in a seamless way. In such a way the viewers are triggered to explore what is suggested in the welcome screen. Zappware teamed-up in an agile way with the A1 Group stakeholders to address all the in-country flavours in terms of networks, content types, integrate with legacy building blocks and finally hide the technology challenges for the end-users”.

About A1 Group

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 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, please contact:
Laurent Van Tornhout
+32 475 25 63 65
press@zappware.com

WIND VISION now available for PC viewers!

Athens, Greece – Hasselt, Belgium – 2 December 2020

New device, same WIND VISION experience! WIND’s PAY TV platform is now available through computer at www.windvision.gr. Streaming through WIND VISION is now possible in all household screens, with a seamless experience and all advanced functionalities enabled.

On windvision.gr subscribers can enjoy Family Pack content of more than 50 PAY TV channels with series, kids, documentaries, sports, music and news. All WIND VISION features are also present in the WEB environment, 3 TV guides for easy access to content, Restart, 7 day catch – up, Cloud Recording (NPVR) and as well as full access to past personal recordings in “myLibrary” section. Furthermore, to ensure the safe viewing for all family members, parental control settings and “lock channels” functionalities are also available.

WIND VISION WEB service is easily accessible over any network and through any of the most commonly used browsers, without installing any additional software simply by using WIND VISION credentials, used by customers to also access their myWIND account!

Hermann Riedl, WIND’s Chief Business & Digital Transformation Officer stated: “WIND VISION never stops to amaze us with it’s capabilities. We are very happy to have developed such a high-tech product with hardly any limitations. We live up to customers’ expectations and needs offering true value and flexibility in the content consumption experience.”

Patrick Vos, Zappware’s CEO elaborates: “As end-to-end system integrator and solution provider for WIND VISION, we always had the viewer in mind. The viewers want easy access to any content on any device. After the hybrid Android TV set top box and the mobile solution with Chromecast, we are now also addressing the very demanding web users. The feature rich solution for PCs is also powered by Zappware’s Cloud-Native backoffice on Amazon AWS.”

 

About WIND Hellas

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. 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

A1 Hrvatska, part of Telekom Austria Group, launches Zappware’s personalized TV solution in Croatia.

Zagreb, Croatia – Hasselt, Belgium – 31 August 2020

A1 Hrvatska, part of Telekom Austria Group, launches Zappware’s personalized TV solution in Croatia.

With “A1 XploreTV”, A1 Hrvatska launches its advanced personalized TV solution. After Bulgaria, Austria and Slovenia, the A1 Group solution is now released in the Croatian market.

Ivana Markovic, General Manager for Private and Small Business users of A1 Hrvatska, says: “The new user experience deployed by Zappware is impressive in terms of ease of use and superior image and sound quality. In addition to being simpler and intuitive, the interface also offers personalized content recommendations and access to YouTube and YouTube Kids. Great news for users is that, depending on the desired content and needs, they can now manage fixed services and TV packages themselves. The offer of TV content has been simplified into three packages – Family, Film and Sports – which can be changed every month at no extra charge.”

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware: “The launch of A1 XploreTV and A1 XploreTV:GO in Croatia is really matching the end-users’s expectations of usability, flexibility and personalization. The high-demanding viewers, certainly in these special times, require great content, right away. Zappware’s user experience supports the role of super-aggregator that A1 Group wants to play. This is now the 4th deployment of our NeXX 4.0 user experience and back-end solution within the A1 Group.”

About A1 Hrvatska

A1 Hrvatska is part of A1 Telekom Austria Group – the leading provider of digital services and communication solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. A1 Telekom Austria Group operates in seven countries and together we provide services for approximately 24 million customers. At A1 Hrvatska we are also proud of our figures – we employ about 2000 people, and we take care of the needs of 2 million customers on an everyday basis. In line with the digital lifestyle, A1 Hrvatska is providing converged offer that includes a combination of mobile and fixed services, television and ICT services. Furthermore, we offer complete business solutions, cloud-based and security solutions.

For more A1 related information about this press release, please contact:
Igor Duić
+385 91 4959 111
komunikacije@a1.hr

 

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

Orange Belgium serves the Jupiler Pro League to its customers for the next 5 years, powered by ZAPPWARE.

Brussels, Belgium – 12 August 2020

Orange Belgium serves the Jupiler Pro League to its customers for the next 5 years, powered by ZAPPWARE.

Last weekend, the Belgian football competition started. Orange Belgium was the first telecom operator that signed a distribution agreement with Eleven Sports, which beholds the broadcasting right, in order to make the Jupiler Pro League available for its customers for the 5 coming years. This strategic move in the evolution of Orange TV had to be implemented in a record-time. Zappware, Orange Belgium’s Digital TV Technology partner, pulled it off to implement this extra feature for the fans of Orange TV.

Christophe Dujardin, Chief Consumer Officer at Orange Belgium, explains: “As a bold challenger on the telco market, we were able to acquire substantial market share on the convergent market, thanks to our strong and simple TV offer, including the Orange TV solution provided by Zappware. Leveraging on this success, Orange Belgium now takes its ambitions to the next level by granting access to The Jupiler Pro League on TV and other screens. After we secured this content deal, Zappware did a great job in bringing this extra content feature live in a record-time. We have been teaming-up with Zappware since 2014 in order to deliver meaningful innovations to our customers, and now to the football fans among them”.

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware elaborates: “Our journey with Orange started with a first challenge in 2014: building a consistent user experience across unbundled cable infrastructure of different cable networks, a world premiere. Moving on, the evolution to a fully featured multiscreen solution and now the integration of premium sports. Winning market share and winning the battle for HDMI 1 can only be done by a seamless integration of Orange’s great content on Zappware’s powerful digital TV platform. As the end-to-end digital TV partner for Orange Belgium, Zappware is looking forward to support them to win even more fans now”.

About Orange Belgium

Orange Belgium is a leading telecommunications operator on the Belgian market with over 3 million customers; Orange is also active in Luxembourg through its subsidiary Orange Communications Luxembourg.

As a convergent actor, we provide mobile telecommunications 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 investment.

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 in telecommunications services for enterprises.

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

More information on: corporate.orange.be, www.orange.be or follow us on Twitter: @pressOrangeBe.

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

A1 Slovenia launches Zappware’s advanced TV solution

Ljubljana, Slovenia – Hasselt, Belgium – 19 May 2020

A1 Slovenia, part of Telekom Austria Group, launches its personalized TV solution deployed by Zappware.

With “A1 Xplore TV”, A1 Slovenia launches its advanced personalized TV solution. After Bulgaria and Austria, the A1 Group solution is now released in the Slovenian market.

Lovro Peterlin, managing director of A1 Slovenia, says: “The launch is part of the A1 Group single-brand strategy. For our TV proposition, Zappware’s award-winning NeXX 4.0 platform will allow us to evolve to an advanced and personalized solution, including 3rd party content, everything integrated in one seamless user experience.

Via the set up boxes, A1 Xplore TV customers in Slovenia now have direct access to YouTube. More 3rd party content providers will be added in the near future.

Zappware was a partner for our previous NeXX 2.0 deployment and is now again our end-to-end platform provider for this important evolution.”

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware: “The launch of A1 Xplore TV in Slovenia confirms Zappware’s ability to deploy end-to-end platforms for telecom operator groups. We are proud to execute the A1 Group strategy to bring one consistent user experience across the served markets, taking all respective in-country challenges and flavours into account.”

Discover here the TV ad campaign movie:

About A1 Slovenia

A1 Slovenia is the leading privately-owned provider of comprehensive communication services in Slovenia. It has more than 500 employees, who are committed to creating solutions and enriching the lives in the digital age for over 700,000 users. A1 Slovenia develops sensible communication solutions that meet users’ existing and emerging needs, so that they can experience work, fun, creativity and sharing in a more connected manner. A1 Slovenia is a part of the Telekom Austria Group (ATX: TKA), the leading provider of digital services and communications in Central and Eastern European countries, with more than 24 million customers in 7 countries, more than €4 billion in revenue, and more than 18,000 employees. The Group is the European branch of América Móvil, the third largest provider of wireless services in the world.

For more A1 related information about this press release:
PR@A1.si

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

TSTT-Amplia launches multi-tenant Android TV solution from Zappware

San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago – Hasselt, Belgium – 15 April 2020

TSTT-Amplia launches multi-tenant Android TV solution from Zappware

Today, TSTT-Amplia is launching its Android TV solution in a multi-tenant setup, ready to serve its own customers as well as other service providers across The Caribbean.

Lisa Agard – Managing Director of Amplia says: “Amplia is delighted to be the first to bring this state-of-the-art TV technology from Zappware to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, and we look forward to marketing the solution to other operators in the Caribbean.”

Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware elaborates: “We see a lot of traction for Android TV deployments because service providers want to be a super-aggregator and, as we know, Android TV facilitates this. With our NeXX 4.0 solution, all relevant content is presented in a very user-centric way. The recommendations and all the desired content are usually just one icon away. From a back-office point of view, the extra step Amplia took, is to operate the Zappware solution in a multi-tenant way to address multiple service providers in the region.”

Discover here the TV ad campaign movie:

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.

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.

For more Amplia related information about this press release, please contact:
Sasha Lowhar-Best
sasha.lowhar-best@amplia.co.tt

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

A1 Austria launches Zappware’s advanced TV solution

Vienna, Austria – Hasselt, Belgium – 16th March 2020

A1 Telekom Austria Group launches one content and streaming platform in multiple markets based on Zappware’s advanced TV solution.

With “A1 Xplore TV”, A1 Group launches one content and streaming platform in multiple markets and today, “A1 Xplore TV” is released on the Austrian market!

Alexander Kuchar, Director Technology and Future Services at A1 Telekom Austria Group, says: “The launch is part of the “One Company – One Brand” approach, reflecting the A1 single-brand strategy. For our TV proposition, Zappware’s award-winning NeXX 4.0 TV Platform allowed us to execute this single-brand strategy, through the roll out of A1 Xplore TV across our markets, covering our IPTV and DVB-C networks. The service was launched at A1 Bulgaria in November and now we launch in Austria.

The way in which motion pictures are consumed is rapidly changing. Therefore, A1 Xplore TV users will be able to find and enjoy outstanding personalized content on a big variety of devices such as set top boxes, mobile devices, web and via Google Chromecast.

Furthermore, the A1 Group will be opening its platform to 3rd parties and integrate those into the innovative user interface of Zappware. Via the set up boxes, A1 Xplore TV customers have direct access to YouTube, YouTube Kids, Amazon Prime Video* and many more 3rd party applications.

Together with Zappware, a longtime partner, A1 Group is constantly adopting, in an agile development set up, the user interface and customer experience of the whole platform on different devices according to the requirements of the local markets.”

Explore the A1 Austria TV ad:


Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware: “The launch of A1 Xplore TV in the next A1 Group market, Austria, is indeed great news and an exciting next step in our partnership with A1 Group. After the launch in A1 Bulgaria, we are proud that we can now also bring the one-brand-experience of A1 Xplore TV to the TV viewers of A1 Austria. We are convinced that Zappware’s user-centric NeXX 4.0 video service, powered by our network-agnostic back-office, will turn viewers into fans of A1 Xplore TV. The solution integrates all content seamlessly in one experience for the viewers. The integration of linear TV, VOD with 3rd party content such as YouTube or Amazon Prime Video is what end-user expect today. To create even bigger fans, personalized recommendations are always suggested to explore content you will like. Even more so we are delighted that A1 Group has chosen us to be their key partner to deliver Xplore TV with a single solution on several markets spanning all possible network technologies.”

* Available for Austrian customers with an Amazon Prime Video account

 

About A1 Group

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 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