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
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