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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

 

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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
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press@orange.be 

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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.
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