Zattoo deploys Bitmovin Player

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 
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Zattoo deploys the Bitmovin Player, reaches half a billion impressions

  • Zattoo chose the Bitmovin Player to ensure high-quality playback on Web for its millions of monthly users

VIENNA, Austria — Bitmovin, a leading provider of video streaming infrastructure, announces that Zattoo has deployed the Bitmovin Player for Web to elevate its audience’s viewing experience by delivering high-quality video streams to the broadest range of devices. Since Zattoo deployed the Bitmovin Player, Zattoo has seen impressions on its web platform increase from 10 million to 500 million, which highlights the robustness of the player.

Zattoo is a leading TV-as-a-service and video streaming provider in 10 European countries, including its original commercial footprint of Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. The company was one of the prime movers in TV and video streaming as the first to deliver an opening match of the World Cup 2006 live, free of charge, via the Internet to home computers. Since then, Zattoo has cemented itself as one of the leading streaming providers in Europe, with millions of monthly users, both on its own consumer TV platform and white-label TV-as-a-Service run for over 30 operators in 10 countries. Zattoo chose the Bitmovin Player because it offered the best performance compared to other players on the market. The Bitmovin Player offers the most device coverage, and it also supports features that optimize the viewing experience, such as subtitles and captions, multi-audio tracks, and Digital Rights Management (DRM) to protect its high-value content.

“At Zattoo, we pride ourselves on delivering a top-notch experience for our audience from the programming to underlying video streaming infrastructure,” said Stefan Kaiser, Engineering Director Video Technology. “Bitmovin’s Player ensures we are equipped with a feature-rich player that ensures stream quality, and it also has the proven ability to scale in line with our requirements so we can continue offering our audience a viewing experience that exceeds their expectations.”

Zattoo also chose the Bitmovin Player because it is accompanied by comprehensive API documentation that ensures Zattoo could quickly and easily set up the player and integrate it into its existing video workflows. Consequently, the Bitmovin Player increased operational ease and ensured Zattoo’s development team could optimize their time.

“At Bitmovin, we share Zattoo’s passion for pushing the boundaries of video streaming and setting new standards in viewing experiences,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO and co-founder. The Bitmovin Player has demonstrated its ability as an innovative, feature-rich player that’s reliable and easy to integrate, providing Zattoo’s millions of viewers with an unrivaled streaming experience.“

The Bitmovin Player, through its modular architecture, low latency features, configurable ABR, and Stream Lab, can stream flawlessly while guaranteeing playback quality on any screen. It supports device compatibility across Web, Android, iOS, Roku, and major smart TVs, so users can have the same immersive viewing experience irrespective of the device they use. Based on an API approach, Bitmovin’s Player offers several features that can be selected and adjusted to workflow needs.

Links: Bitmovin; Zattoo