Zappware solution takes Altice Group Over The Top

Monday, September 8th, 2014 
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Powerful platform enables advanced multiscreen services delivered via the operators’ networks and the Internet

HASSELT, Belgium — Zappware, a leading developer of digital TV solutions for pay TV operators, has been selected by multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice Group to provide its multiscreen Over-The-Top (OTT) solution.

Altice Group provides high quality pay television through the cable infrastructure of its networks in France, Israel, Belgium & Luxembourg, Portugal, French West Indies/Indian Ocean Area, Dominican Republic and Switzerland. The platform offered by Zappware allows the main Altice Group networks to expand their services to a multiscreen environment. The solution incorporates features such as Live TV, Video-On-Demand (VOD), Catch-up TV and Restart TV and is available on both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets as on Windows and Mac PCs. The user interface is designed to perfectly match the networks’ digital TV service on set-top boxes.

Live TV on second screens has been available on the Cabovisão network since December 2013. Later this month, Coditel/Numéricable Belgium will launch the multiscreen service. Another deliverable is targeted for the fourth quarter of 2014 on the network of Israeli operator HOT Telecom, followed by additional feature releases on all networks.

The co-operation between Altice and Zappware follows earlier deals with Altice-member Numericable (see our press releases of February 14, 2012 and May 21, 2013) concerning a UI solution for the “La Box” digital TV service of Numericable.

“Zappware’s solution allows us to offer our subscribers a multi-screen TV experience that is look-and-feel compatible with the TV experience offered through the set-top box”, says Patrice Giami, COO of Altice. “After a successful cooperation with Zappware on the LaBox and OneBox service, we are happy to extend our relationship towards the second screens”.

“Today’s TV consumers are expecting a multi-screen converged TV experience that allows them to watch content outside the shared environment of the living room, in a more personal way,” says Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware. “We are happy to have convinced members of the Altice group of the ability of our solutions to make such a converged experience reality.”