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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

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.”

See you at the end of the rainbow in the intro movie below

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