Zurich (25.10.2017) The Austrian cable network operator Kabel-TV Lampert launched the new DVB-C/IP Hybrid TV solution from ZATTOO, continuing to expand its strong market position. By choosing the Hybrid Multiscreen TV solution from ZATTOO, Kabel-TV Lampert is expanding its existing product portfolio.
As of now, Kabel-TV Lampert is offering its customers a TV product that brings together the best of two worlds: popular live TV channels will still be efficiently delivered to customers over the network operator’s cable network as DVB-C – with added innovative IP functions such as Live Pause, ReStart, Catch-up TV and Cloud Recording. In addition, less frequently-watched programs will also be transmitted via IP in the future.
The White Label Hybrid solution for a large TV in the living room was developed together with ABOX42 and uses the powerful ABOX42 M30 Hybrid set-top box platform. Karoline Lampert, the CEO of Kabel-TV Lampert is impressed: “In the long term, linear cable TV alone will not be enough to survive in the changing TV market, where we are seeing more and more people using additional and time-delayed content. This is why our goal was to continue developing our cable TV product and to make sure it remains relevant in the future. Now we have achieved that. I’m very happy that our long-standing cooperation with ZATTOO gives us the chance to do just that, and allows us to reach a new level.”
Kabel-TV Lampert chose the ZATTOO platform back in 2015; although until now the focus has been on mobile applications on iOS and Android as well as a browser-based service for PC or Mac. These applications will now include innovative IPTV functions and be fully integrated into TVs with the set-top box: this allows customers to manage their recordings while on the go or to choose their favorite channels on each device, for example.
The new Hybrid TV solution is a joint development from ZATTOO and ABOX42, the German manufacturer of modern IPTV, OTT and Hybrid TV set-top box solutions. The two companies have been successfully providing IPTV solutions for years, and these are being used by German companies such as M-net, NetCologne or EWE TEL.
Now both companies have added the joint Hybrid IP solution for cable network operators with the existing DVB-C infrastructure to their portfolios. This includes the First Screen based on the ABOX42 M series set-top box platform and applications for mobile devices as well as all relevant browsers – all under the network operator’s brand.
The stated goal is to provide national and regional network operators with TV solutions that can be implemented without high investments, with a short project lead time and with a lean project organization.
ZATTOO operates the complete service as an end-to-end solution and also looks after the complete operation of the Multiscreen service, managing the set-top box in the field as well as continuing to develop the applications. “This TV service takes our customers to the next level. “As a regional cable TV network operator, Kabel-TV Lampert can enter the future and offer a range of products, which was only possible for large multi-nationals until now”, explains Gernot Jaeger, the Chief Officer of B2B TV Solutions at ZATTOO.
Kabel-TV Lampert is one of the largest private cable network operators in Austria and since 1954 it has been providing customers between Feldkirch and Bludenz with the best cable TV, and since 1996 it has also been providing super-fast broadband internet. The company currently provides around 17,500 customers with TV products, 10,000 customers with a broadband internet connection and 2,200 customers with a landline telephone service. For more information, go to www.lampert.at
As technology partner, ZATTOO makes IP-based TV solutions available to network providers, FTTH operators, and internet service providers in Europe and the USA. The portfolio on offer ranges from back-end services (ingest, encoding and transcoding) up to completely hosted and managed end-to-end solutions for first-screen IPTV as well as second-screen mobile / web TV. ZATTOO, also the #1 OTT TV provider in Europe, has been operating successfully in the B2B field since 2012. For more information, go to zattoo.com/solutions
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