Still this year Breitbandversorgung Deutschland (BBV) will inspire their customers with a comprehensive IPTV solution for the large TV screen as well as for mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. BBV has decided in favour of a TV solution going live under their own brand, but being completely hosted and operated by Zattoo.
Hence, BBV is the first network operator in Germany taking advantage of the recently signed frame contract between the Deutsche Netzmarketing GmbH (DNMG) and Zattoo. “The fast decision of BBV in favour of the IPTV product from Zattoo shows that DNMG has set the right grounds regarding product selection and conditions when selecting a uniform IPTV platform,” states managing director of DNMG Ingo Schuchert. “The interest in the TV product from Zattoo is enormous among our members, especially cable and optical fibre network operators.”
The existing optical fibre network of BBV provides the best prerequisites for innovative communication services in many regions soon to be activated including Pfalz and Münsterland. In addition to Internet and phone services BBV offers their customers a modern and comprehensive IPTV product. Consequently, customers can retrieve all communication services from a single source. “We tap into revenue potentials and are happy to convince even more new customers from our services,“ explains Manfred Maschek, managing director of BBV. “One advantage of working with Zattoo is that we can offer the service under our own brand without having to invest in complex and expensive IPTV technologies ourselves.”
Zattoo covers the entire technical platform starting from ingest of signals to encoding and transcoding until the peering of streams into the BBV network. In addition, Zattoo provides the applications for an IPTV set-top box as well as for the so-called second screens.
ABOX42, an innovative and leading company based in Karlsruhe with a focus on modern set- top box solutions for IPTV / OTT & Hybrid TV projects, delivers the set-top box hardware platform, the SDK for development and integration with the Zattoo TV application. This includes live TV as well as additional features such as teletext, HbbTV and more services (Maxdome etc.). In addition, ABOX42 provides a lifecycle management solution for the frictionless update of set-top boxes with new functions and features in the field.
Zattoo is building on 10 years of experience as an Internet TV pioneer in the B2C business. As largest over-the-top provider in Europe Zattoo unites more than 2 million unique users watching TV via the Zattoo platform. For 4 years Zattoo has been also successfully rolling out their B2B business focusing on 100% hosted mobile TV or “TV Everywhere” services for cable or mobile operators. Another key area is the completely hosted multiscreen IPTV for optical fibre (FTTH) network operators and telecommunication companies sourcing a TV product for the classic television set as well as for mobile devices as a complete service.
„The B2B business is a key focus of Zattoo, and Germany is one of our most important markets,” explains Gernot Jaeger, Chief Officer B2B TV Solutions, “with BBV Deutschland we will be able to further establish ourselves as a valued partner of German network operators.”
Breitbandversorgung Deutschland (short BBV) connects private households and businesses directly via optical fibre (FTTH, Fiber-to-the-Home) to the Internet. Objective of BBV is the nationwide access to broadband update, especially of poorly served households and businesses. As a Triple Play provider BBV is offering their customers Internet, telephone and TV from one source.