Zurich, 29 August 2023 – The TV streaming provider Zattoo and internet provider Init7 are bundling together their strengths. With Zattoo Home, customers will benefit from Init7's fast fibre-optic internet along with hundreds of TV channels in full HD with Zattoo. With this TV and Internet bundle, Zattoo and Init7 are now offering an attractive alternative to the usual bundles available in Switzerland.
In Switzerland, 9 out of 10 paying TV customers have a bundle contract. At over 98 percent, the most frequently acquired features are internet and TV. Telephone, mobile phone, or electricity, on the other hand, are much less likely to be part of a bundle.* At the same time, more and more people in Switzerland are also using the internet to watch TV, whether that is via IPTV or TV streaming apps – and that's an upward trend. Conversely, watching TV using cable is continuing to decline.**
"We have been one of the most well-known TV providers in Switzerland for a long time now. Since our foundation over 15 years ago, we have been shaping the future of television in Switzerland with our TV streaming service. Zattoo is no longer just a solution for your mobile device – it is a fully comprehensive alternative for watching TV on your big screen in the living room. By combining the benefits of TV streaming with fast fibre internet, we are unlocking enormous potential for our service," said Constanze Gilles, Direct-to-Consumer General Manager at Zattoo.
Zattoo Home is offering customers 1 gigabit fibre optic internet together with over 300 TV channels and many channels in full HD quality. For the equivalent of CHF 63 per month with annual payment, customers will also receive a FRITZ!Box 5530 as a rental router along with all the popular TV features. These features include 7-day replay, an ad-skipping option that enables you to skip TV commercial breaks, 2,000 recordings that can be accessed worldwide, and 4 parallel TV streams for the whole family. No additional TV hardware is required. In addition to the one-off connection fee of CHF 77, Zattoo Home customers will also have the option of paying for their new Internet and TV bundle on a monthly basis.
"Zattoo Home runs on Init7's own infrastructure and is not comparable to the other reselling offers from market competitors. Additionally, Zattoo Home's Internet-connection bandwidth is not shared with other connections. We at Init7 have been fighting for years for independent internet and for the freedom – as called for by the regulators – to choose the internet provider. Together with Zattoo, we are pleased to be bundling the best of both worlds in one product, in the form of Zattoo Home powered by Init7," said Fredy Künzler, CEO of Init7.
For the sixth time in a row, Init7 recently received the gold medal in the BILANZ Telekom rating in the category of Best Internet Provider for Private Customers. Zattoo was also recently awarded an overall grade of 1.0 by the trade magazine CHIP as the test winner among TV streaming providers.
More information on Zattoo Home, including an availability check, can be found here: https://zattoo.com/ch/en/offers/home
* Link Institut/Zattoo, representative survey of 1,016 Swiss internet users aged 15 to 79, 2022
** Representative Kantar market research commissioned by Zattoo directed at 810 Swiss internet users aged 16-69, 2023