Zurich (09/04/2018) 1&1 has launched its new TV service 1&1 Digital-TV and is the first German landline provider to offer a completely cloud-based TV service with innovative features.
1&1 Digital-TV is based on the White Label IPTV Multiscreen Solution from ZATTOO, which is completely hosted and managed by ZATTOO. In addition to the ABOX42 set-top box, it also includes applications for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android and all major browsers and can be used via Google Chromecast. All front-end applications are branded with the 1&1 brand and logo and with the typical 1&1 look & feel.
Martin Witt, CEO of 1&1 Telecommunication SE, is convinced “With 1&1 Digital-TV, we have launched a completely cloud-based IPTV service under our own brand. In doing so, we are establishing ourselves as a full-service provider of high-quality and innovative services, which now also offers TV in addition to telephone, internet and mobile phone services all from the same provider. We were looking for a partner that could guarantee the stability we require, and that knows the TV market inside out.
ZATTOO provides us with this quality and implements our product requirements reliably. We appreciate ZATTOO as a partner in innovation, and together with them we are continually improving and expanding 1&1 Digital TV to include new features, and therefore continuing to set significant trends in the fast-paced TV market.”
As one of the largest providers of internet and telephone services in Germany, 1&1 offers state-of-the-art, high-end TV entertainment with 1&1 Digital-TV, which can be watched on up to three devices simultaneously. Customers have the choice of 90 of the most popular national TV channels, around 40 of them in HD quality. On request, the TV experience can be expanded to include additional pay-TV packages for even more sport, music, films, shows and documentaries as well as TV from Italy, Poland, Russia or Turkey.
In addition to live TV, 1&1 customers have access to cutting-edge, non-linear features such as nPVR (individual cloud-based storage), 7-day Catch-Up, Timeshift and Live Pause, as well as access to Video on Demand (VoD) services.
TV broadcasts and even series can also be stored in parallel in the cloud using a cloud-based, personal video recorder (cloud PVR), and retrieved on any device in the home network at any time. Recordings can also be programmed using the mobile app and viewed at home on any of the 1&1 devices or using the app.
The 1&1 set-top box comes from ABOX42, the leading provider from Karlsruhe for innovative set-top box solutions. The 1&1 TV box, which is based on the ABOX42 set-top box M30 model, supports HDTV standard, teletext and HbbTV. Access to 1&1 Digital-TV, media libraries and many other apps is already integrated. The 1&1 TV box also includes on-demand content from YouTube, Maxdome and other providers.
ZATTOO and ABOX42 have been successfully providing IPTV solutions for years, and these are being used by German companies such as M-net, NetCologne or EWE TEL.
ZATTOO takes care of the complete operation of the Multiscreen product in the joint end-to-end solution. This includes the complete ingest chain from live TV and non-linear content, including encoding, transcoding, multi-DRM and storage through to playout and White Label front-end applications for all devices. This service is constantly being developed, along with the applications, so that network operators can benefit from an “evergreen roadmap” and short release cycles.
Gernot Jaeger, the Chief Officer of B2B TV Solutions at ZATTOO explains “We are thrilled to be operating a Multiscreen TV solution for 1&1 that includes ground-breaking capabilities, and as an innovation partner of 1&1, we will continue to develop and implement more IPTV innovations.”
With the ZATTOO platform and ZATTOO service scope, network operators no longer need to invest in their own hardware or software to bring their own branded TV services to market. This approach also offers time-to-market advantages, as well as availability and stability, as ZATTOO brings together many B2B customers and millions of end users on its platform.
About 1&1 Telecommunication SE
With more than 12 million customer contracts, 1&1 Telecommunication SE is a leading DSL and mobile service provider in Germany. 1&1 Telecommunication SE is a subsidiary company of Drillisch AG, a company of the United Internet group, which also includes all other 1&1 companies.
About ZATTOO B2B TV Solutions
With dozens of B2B customers and millions of TV users, ZATTOO is a globally successful TV as a service platform. ZATTOO is already a leader in the European market and it entered the market in the USA in 2017. In 2018, ZATTOO opened an office in Singapore to manage its expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. ZATTOO provides fully hosted and managed IPTV, OTT, TV Everywhere and Hybrid TV Services for network operators and media companies. The company focuses on providing a White Label Product with state-of-the-art applications for all the relevant devices - from set-top boxes and streaming devices like Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV to mobile platforms like iOS, Android or Windows 10. For more information, go to solutions.zattoo.com
ABOX42 is the leading producer of IPTV, OTT and hybrid set-top box solutions in the world. With more than 7 years of experience and expertise with end client products, ABOX42 develops and markets innovative solutions for network operators. ABOX42 Set Top Box platforms consist of innovative hardware, a comprehensive software stack for modern TV applications, a lifecycle management system to maintain and update the product in the field. It also offers various solutions that provide a network operator product a USP. For more information, go to www.abox42.com