Ziggo launches Interactive Television without separate digital receiver

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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Ziggo is the first in the world to enable interactive television without a separate digital receiver as is normally required. As of tomorrow, Ziggo customers with a new CI+ Module (version 1.3 or higher), and a television certified by Ziggo can use interactive services such as watching movies, television series or missed TV programmes on demand. With this next step, Ziggo makes interactive television services more accessible and easier to use.

Until now, interactive television required a separate digital receiver, but since the beginning of this year, an increasing number of televisions are being equipped with a CI+ lock (Common Interface) version 1.3. Many Samsung, LG and Philips televisions have already been certified for this service. A complete list of compatible TVs that have been certified by Ziggo is available at www.ziggo.nl/CI+module.

‘This development offers our customers great benefits’, says Pieter Vervoort, VP Consumer Products and Innovation at Ziggo. ‘With the interactive CI+ Module, customers can watch movies, television series and missed TV programmes directly on their TV-set and without the need for extra equipment, extra leads or an extra remote control. The advantage for Ziggo is that the look and feel, and the way interactive television is used, is exactly the same for all types of peripheral equipment.