Zattoo selects ABOX42 STBs for white label multiscreen TV service

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
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ABOX42 Smart STBs will be deployed by Zattoo in B2B projects for city carriers, ISPs and operators in German speaking countries

  • Swiss TV solution and service provider Zattoo selects ABOX42 Smart STB Platform for its new hosted & managed B2B First Screen Solution

KARLSRUHE — ABOX42, a leading provider of IPTV & OTT Smart STBs and services, was selected by Zattoo to expand the existing Zattoo B2B white label TV solutions and services to big screen TV.

Leading European TV service and solution provider Zattoo has launched an innovative white label, fully hosted multiscreen TV service for operators to quickly deploy TV services in German speaking markets. The new solution will be presented on ANGACOM on the Zattoo and ABOX42 booth.

The new Zattoo white label TV solution is tailor-made for city carriers, fiber optic operators and ISPs who want to offer TV package with multi screen capabilities in the German, Austrian & Swiss market. As a fully customizable solution it reduces the expenditure of time to roll out next generation TV services to several weeks without a major investment on the operator side in hardware, head end, infrastructure and man power.

To bring the next generation TV experience back to the main TV set in both SD and HD, Zattoo now selected the ABOX42 M-series Smart STB platform. The user interface is developed with using the ABOX42 Smart SDK in HTML5 giving the end customer a modern TV experience with advanced features.

The ABOX42 Smart STBs will be available in three configurations: with support of local PVR and TimeShift, as Zapper only or with support of Zattoo´s Network PVR backend.

As a unique feature the ABOX42 solution will also support the German HbbTV applications and catch-up TV services “Mediatheken” from German and Swiss broadcasters.

Zattoo will deploy the TV service via Unicast IPTV streaming either in managed or unmanaged networks, with no need for the operator to setup and operate a costly Multicast IPTV network. Using direct network peerings and local caching technology at the operator´s network matches the quality of service of Cable and Satellite TV.

The ABOX42 platform supports all major IPTV and OTT as well as Cloud TV concepts and runs all its advanced technologies “out of the box”. It includes latest hardware technology and software components including latest Hollywood approved streaming technologies including DRM, offers short project cycles, short production lead times and includes lifecycle management, ongoing software maintenance and service updates.

Nick Brambring, CEO of Zattoo: „ABOX is a great partner for us. Zattoo offers a B2B white label solution with various features and a complete Lifecycle Management. We are looking for partners who can help us to make a complete offering to our clients with low cost and short set-up times across Europe. ABOX42 provides an innovative and stable Set Top Box as well as an advanced development environment.”

“We are happy that Zattoo has selected our market proven STB platform for their rollout in the German speaking market”, said Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42 GmbH. “The Zattoo B2B offering is game changing in the market, since it allows for the first time a rapid and cost effective rollout of an advanced multiscreen TV service even for tier 2 and tier 3 operators.”

The solution will be shown on the ANGACOM 2014:
Zattoo (Hall10.2 / Booth G14)
ABOX42 (Hall 10.1 / Booth Q39)