Zappware and ALi announce strategic partnershipWednesday, January 6th, 2016
TAIWAN and BELGIUM — Today Zappware and ALi Corporation announced a strategic partnership in which Zappware solution is pre-integrated onto ALi’s platform. The partnership will enable Pay-TV providers and telecom operators to deliver feature-rich IPTV or hybrid services with highly responsive and personalized user experience.
The joint solution supports full HD1080P60, MVC video decoding and multi-stream, as well as the award-winning Zappware user interface. The solution additionally enables remote control of the set-top box through smart devices including smartphones and smartwatches.
“We are thrilled to have Zappware’s leading-edge digital TV technology ported on ALi’s reference platform and also future coming ALi chipsets,” said Tony Chang, Chief Operating Officer of ALi Corporation. “With our lineup of chipsets continuingly evolving to integrate forward-looking technologies, ALi has accumulated hundreds of Pay-TV operator partners worldwide. We are now joining forces with Zappware so that service providers can benefit from a high-performing future-proof platform ensuring a quick time to market and end-users can have access to revolutionary digital TV experiences.”
Zappware is around since 2001 and has a sound experience in digital TV deployments around the world with over 25 service providers running their solution serving millions of end-users.
Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware elaborates, “Zappware integrates best of breed technology together with partners to guarantee a robust and responsive user experience. This is exactly why I am so excited about this partnership with ALi. The integration of our user interface onto the ALi hybrid chipset will bring the user experience that will trigger end-users to use the video solution more, increase video ARPU, create stickiness and turn viewers into consumers.”
Entertainment service providers will be able to discover the integrated solution during live demonstrations at the CES show in ALi’s suite, East Tower #579 at Westgate Hotel, on January 6-9, 2016. Visitors to CES will see first-hand how the integrated Zappware and ALi solution is leveraging operators, service providers and ODM capabilities to maximize their opportunities.