Zürich (14/07/2016) Since July 2016, the Internet TV pioneer Zattoo is the youngest member of the ANGA German cable operators association. For more than ten years, Zattoo has been successful with IP-based television products for its own end customers and therefore very close to the market and to cutting-edge IPTV development. For more than four years, Zattoo has increasingly been offering comprehensive services for network operators on the topic of IPTV. Zattoo develops and operates ultra-modern IPTV services in this area under the respective brand names of network operators. Zattoo's customers include cable operators, mobile operators and internet service providers in six European countries.
In Germany, several network operators have already opted for the white label IPTV solution by Zattoo, including two of the larger ANGA members, Munich M-net and NetCologne in Cologne.
For Gernot Jaeger, the chief officer of B2B TV Solutions at Zattoo, the ANGA membership is a logical extension of Zattoo's company alignment: "We look forward to our cooperation in ANGA. It stands for extensive know-how for the distribution of television programs and topics on media regulation. These are topics that we would be very happy to work on together and for which we can provide valuable input along with our customers and partners.”
With the White Label IPTV solution by Zattoo, network operators can set up a service that is completely hosted and managed. In this model, Zattoo acts as a technical service provider that offers a complete solution. From the ingest of signals on encoding and transcoding to the handover of the finished IPTV streams in the network of network operators, Zattoo covers the entire technical platform. This includes front-end applications for set-top-boxes, mobile devices and PC/Mac.
With this approach, network operators can bring a full TV product under its own brand and with its own product profile onto the market – without having to invest in expensive software or hardware components. With the complete operation of the platform and the TV service by Zattoo, network operators benefit from continuous updates and enhancements and can be and remain competitive with the large established TV operators.
It was possible to continuously expand Zattoo's B2B business upon completion of the 2015 framework agreement with DNMG (German Network Marketing GmbH), the German network operators association. Zattoo is also a member of the BUGLAS network operator association (Federal Association of fiber-optic connections) and BREKO (Federal Association of broadband communication).
As a technology partner, Zattoo provides IP-based TV solutions for cable network operators, FTTH operators and Internet service providers in Europe. The portfolio ranges from back-end services (ingest, encoding and transcoding) to completely hosted and managed end-to-end solutions for First Screen IPTV as well as Second Screen Mobile / Web-TV. Zattoo is the largest and oldest Internet TV provider in Europe and has successfully been operating in the B2B sector since 2012. In Germany, the B2B clients include Munich M-net, Cologne's NetCologne or BBV Germany, among others; in Switzerland, Quick Line AG or netplus.ch, in Austria Cable-TV Lampert, the POST in Luxembourg or the Maltese cable network operator Melita. For further information please visit: zattoo.com/solutions
ANGA is the central representative of the sector to market partners and the government. It1234Z works in the interest of its members to improve the competitive conditions of the cable network industry. The regular exchange with politics in federal and state governments and regulators plays a role in how employees can have their say on important legislative projects. With regard to the negotiation of rights agreements, ANGA gives its members the best available licence agreements for the distribution of copyrighted content. Its member companies supply nearly 18 million cable customers and about half of German TV households. Over 6.6 million customers use their cable connection for fast Internet access. For further information please visit: anga.de