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Industry-leading Caribbean Telco switches to the new NEXX5 entertainment framework

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – 16th September, 2023

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) announced today that it has selected Zappware’s NEXX 5 product suite to replace its legacy client.

NEXX 5 features a UX multi-screen client framework and scalable back-office tools that allow operators like TSTT to create their own UX experiences and take control of their own deployments. The demo setup at the Zappware booth at IBC 2023 showcases the NEXX 5 UX framework ability to create and manage the operator-specific UX. As Trinidad and Tobago’s largest and most advanced provider of integrated communications solutions, TSTT is committed to continuous innovation and is highly focused on video streaming over a mobile network (HEVC). The NEXX5 solution is designed for broadcasters and brands looking to embrace the all-pervasive power of video, allowing them to create their own tailored entertainment environments.

tstt zappware“This latest partnership highlights Zappware’s NEXX 5 core proposition: it allows operators like TSTT to really tailor entertainment experiences for their subscribers on the spot, with no technical hurdles,” said Ives Decraene, Executive Board Member Zappware/ZEGI Group.

“TSTT has a mandate to provide cutting-edge, world-class solutions that make it easier for individuals and businesses to better manage their many priorities,” said Lisa Agard, CEO of TSTT. “By adopting the NEXX 5 entertainment experience, we have the opportunity to increase stickiness, brand-loyalty and generate additional revenue streams beyond traditional TV viewing.”

About TSTT

TSTT is Trinidad and Tobago’s largest and most advanced provider of integrated communications solutions to residential and commercial markets. Its digital transformation to an agile broadband company focuses on investments in technology. As the industry leader providing both wireless and fibre optic technologies throughout Trinidad and Tobago, TSTT is able to deliver an unparalleled degree of digital access and solutions that best suit the needs of its business and residential customers.
https://www.tstt.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 serves millions of devices around the world and provides 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.

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Zappware nominated as a top Belgian business

Zappware nominated as a top Belgian business

Zappware has been nominated for the Trends Gazelles, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in Belgium. The list is compiled based on a company’s added value, workforce, and cash flow, and it serves as a benchmark for the most successful businesses in the country.
It is a great recognition of our efforts to deliver value to our customers, innovate and adapt to changing market conditions. As we continue to grow and evolve, we remain committed to providing seamless entertainment solutions.

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 serves millions of devices around the world and provides 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, together with iWedia, has been recently incorporated into the ZEGI Group to enhance its offering for the new era of entertainment.

Zappware is shortlisted for the VideoTech Innovation Awards!

Zappware is shortlisted for the VideoTech Innovation Awards!

We are proud to be nominated for 4(!) categories of the VideoTech Innovation Awards!

  • Revenue Security Award
  • Super Aggregator Award
  • Customer Engagement Innovation of the Year
  • Streaming Service Innovation of the Year

The winner announcement ceremony will take place during VideoTech Innovation Awards Gala Dinner on November 16 in London. Stay tuned!

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 serves millions of devices around the world and provides 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, together with iWedia, has been recently incorporated into the ZEGI Group to enhance its offering for the new era of entertainment.

Ready Player One? Zappware announces the launch of 180+ games in partnership with AirConsole

Hasselt, Belgium – 9th of September, 2022

Integration of AirConsole into the Zappware ecosystem is the first of many diverse worlds of entertainment the company has in its product pipeline.

Zappware Entertainment Group International (ZEGI) announces its partnership with AirConsole, a cloud-based video game console developed by Zurich-based startup N-Dream. The integration is complete and available for demonstration at IBC 2022 in Amsterdam (booth 1.A81).

Casual gamers can play multiplayer AirConsole games using their smartphone as a controller – no other hardware is required. Thanks to the integration with AirConsole, Zappware can now enable operators to personalize the gaming experience using their Entertainment Control Centre, Zappwares’ proprietary suite of back-office tools. Operators can now provide access to the AirConsole platform with its 11 free games or bundle the entire platform to their users.

“We all know that games are a great way for the audience to lean in and have hours of fun on the screen of their choice. The integration of AirConsole is the natural beginning for our Worlds offering. We have a range of dedicated content experiences tailor-made for every audience segment, whether they are cord-cutters or casual gamers, esports fans or travel enthusiasts”, said Ives Decraene, Executive Partner ZEGI Group.

“With this partnership with Zappware, AirConsole makes another step forward toward being available in every living room”, said Anthony Cliquot, CEO of N-Dream AG. “We are excited to bring more joy and fun to millions of new users that can start playing games instantly on their TV without owning any gamepads.»

About AirConsole

AirConsole is a fast-growing Start-Up based in Zurich, Switzerland. Founded by Ex-Googler and serial entrepreneur Andrin von Rechenberg, the company quickly rose to fame by overcoming the previously unsolved challenge of latency when playing games using smartphones as controllers. More than 10,000 developers globally have co-created over 180+ games that have been published on AirConsole, which in return have been consumed by more than 15 million players from 200+ countries.
www.airconsole.com

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 serves millions of devices around the world and provides 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, together with iWedia, has been recently incorporated into the ZEGI Group to enhance its offering for the new era of entertainment. 

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Zappware launches AndroidTV DVB-C solution at Orange Moldova

Hasselt, Belgium – 6th of September 2022

Zappware launches AndroidTV DVB-C solution at Orange Moldova

Orange Moldova, member of the Orange Group, launches an AndroidTV service based on the Nexx4.0 Zappware technology.

Zappware, part of the Zurich-based ZEGI Group, continues to expand its AndroidTV deployments in the Orange group with a new DVB-C TV solution. The software brings a hybrid setup of DVB-C in up to 4K UHD quality and over-the-top internet connectivity.

The highly configurable nature of the Zappware software stack allows a cost effective solution within a telecom group setup with several subsidiaries like the  Orange Group. Based on the same base layer, Zappware can customize the feature set and the look to target the specific needs of each opco.

With almost 200 live TV channels and recording for Play/Pause, the Nexx4.0-powered setopbox gives access to the full Orange Moldova TV content. Providing a modern and responsive user interface with access to all features with minimal navigation complexity was always Zappware’s first priority.

The AndroidTV environment allows the integration of 3rd party broadcaster and content apps on the platform. Broadening the user experience by opening the ecosystem to external integration.

Connecting the box to IP will unlock additional streaming and application services, turning the box into a real entertainment system and making it an innovative and future proof deployment.

Patrick Vos, Executive Partner ZEGI Group, said: “We are proud to add Orange Moldova to our list of customers that highly value the blend of great user experience and ease of use with the right technology choices.
Combining the traditional DVB-C channels with 3rd party OTT streaming services, the Zappware platform will enable Orange Moldova to turn its viewers into real entertainment fans!»

Ludmila Nistorică, Chief Marketing Officer, Orange Moldova, said:
“At Orange Moldova, we are committed to continuously improving the TV experience for our customers. The Zappware expertise and agility contributed to the launch of Orange TV Box 4K, meant to enrich our TV content with new services and functionalities. The new platform is the foundation for our next TV-centric services we aim to launch to respond to the evolving customer expectations.”

About Orange Moldova

Orange Moldova is a subsidiary of Orange S.A. operating in Moldova since April 1998. The company is internet service provider, has a high-performance 4G network and is fixed voice services provider for business. Orange Moldova has 1,300 employees and over 2.6 million customers connected to its network and services.

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 serves millions of devices around the world and provides 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, together with iWedia, has been recently incorporated into the ZEGI Group to enhance its offering for the new era of entertainment. 

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press@zappware.com

REINHART INTERACTIVE TV AG acquires iWEDIA and creates ZAPPWARE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP. 

Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday 13th July 2022

Zurich-based REINHART INTERACTIVE TV AG (100% owner of ZAPPWARE) acquires Lausanne-based iWEDIA and creates ZAPPWARE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP.


ZAPPWARE
, the award-winning developer of end-to-end digital TV platforms and iWEDIA, the provider of tier 1 software solutions for connected TV devices and Android TV pioneer, will join forces to create the ZAPPWARE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INTERNATIONAL (“ZEGI”) with head offices in Zurich, Switzerland. REINHART INTERACTIVE TV AG recently spun-out of NextPlay Technologies and joined TGS via a reverse merger.

Combined, ZAPPWARE and iWEDIA represent one of the largest TV deployment footprint in the world servicing up to 50 million households. The companies will join forces to enhance its service offerings to a joint customer base including A1, Amplia/TSTT, Bouygues Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Reliance Jio, Swisscom, SKY, Telus, Une and Unity Media.

«ZAPPWARE has been at the forefront of digital TV for 20 years now. By adding iWEDIA, we extend our product portfolio and greatly strengthen our customer reach and delivery capabilities globally. We are also looking for further M&A targets.» says Ives Decraene, Executive Director of ZAPPWARE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

“iWEDIA has served major tier 1 telecom operators for more than 10 years and all our customers can be assured a continuation of our services. By joining forces with ZAPPWARE, we can now offer our customers a much more comprehensive portfolio of products including the ability to add award-winning user interface and tools, e-gaming and advertising. Our team of 250 engineers can provide the scale to accelerate the growth of the new entity in and beyond the TV space”, adds iWEDIA CEO Hans-Jürgen Désor.

Mr. Hans-Jürgen Désor will report directly to the Executive Directors Ives Decraene and Patrick Vos of ZAPPWARE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP INTERNATIONAL. iWedia’s teams remain committed to a seamless continuation of all projects and partnerships.

About iWEDIA

iWedia S.A. provides world-class software solutions for connected TV devices. iWedia pioneered in the provision of services for Android TV and support for customers with software architecture and design expertise, field proven products, and cost-effective engineering services out of its development centres in Serbia. iWedia is proud to serve major telecom operators, PayTV operators and tier 1 automotive OEMs with its media solutions.About Zappware

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 visit: www.zegi.media / www.zappware.com / www.iwedia.com

Zappware supports Orange Belgium for the launch of its next-generation AndroidTV solution 

Hasselt, Belgium – 31 March 2022

Zappware supports Orange Belgium for the launch of its next-generation AndroidTV solution

Orange Belgium recently launched its next-generation TV service using Zappware’s award-winning NeXX 4.0 ecosystem.

Zappware provided its AndroidTV Operator Tier solution, unlocking DVB-C channels and OTT streaming content in a nicely integrated user experience. All Orange branded and customized to the operators’ specific needs. This solution will bring the ultimate user experience to the end consumer by being seamlessly integrated with the 3rd party broadcaster and content apps.

The versatile multi-screen/multi-device user experience is powered by Zappware’s cloud-native AWS backoffice.

This micro-services based back-office architecture will give Orange Belgium the necessary flexibility to easily scale the system and extend it with additional features.

Next to offering its technical components, which are based on latest cutting-edge technology choices, Zappware also took the role of System Architect and System Integrator. Together with the Orange team and the other technology partners, Zappware took the lead in designing the end-to-end architecture to assure a high level of service quality.

Patrick Vos, Executive Partner Zappware, said: “With this next-generation deployment, we are pleased to lead Orange’s TV viewers to the new way of watching content, by providing a seamlessly integrated multi-content / multi-device solution that is based on scalable technology components such as AndroidTV and AWS.
With over 20 years of experience in deploying user-friendly TV ecosystems, Zappware could offer the necessary system integration and program management services to lead this new launch to a success.»

Thomas Parvais, Director Fixed Access Broadband & TV services Orange Belgium Orange said: «We have been relying on Zappware’s TV expertise for many years. Zappware’s combination of technology knowledge and creative skills have always helped us create a great customer experience. Together with the other partners that contributed to this launch, we are very excited to further grow our TV customer base!»

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 4G and 5G 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 serves millions of devices around the world and provides 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:
press@zappware.com
www.zappware.com

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.

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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

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