Zurich (26/02/2018) ZATTOO TV Solutions enters the next phase of its global expansion by setting a service footprint in the Asia Pacific region. Singapore will be the home base from which ZATTOO will build a strong and sustainable business in this highly-dynamic region of the world.
“We have already been active in the Asia-Pacific region for some time and see tremendous opportunities in our hosted and managed OTT, TV Everywhere and VoD-As-A-Service solutions. In fall 2017, we came to the conclusion that in order to tap into this huge potential, we have to have “boots on the ground” in Asia. Singapore is now the ideal base for our expansion into the region” confirms Julian Hens, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, who heads the Singapore office.
Having successfully expanded into the US in 2017, ZATTOO is therefore entering the next phase of its global expansion. Gernot Jaeger, Chief Officer for B2B TV Solutions at ZATTOO comments “Opening Singapore marks an important milestone in our strategy to serve network operators, OTT players and media companies around the globe with our state-of-the-art, easy to deploy and cost-efficient TV-As-A-Service model."
ZATTOO has been successfully providing its hosted and managed end-to-end TV solutions to telcos, cable and mobile network operators for years and is now already serving more than 30 B2B customers in Europe and the US. Recently, ZATTOO launched an end-to-end TV Everywhere Service for the European tier 1 telco 1&1, serving 4.5m broadband customers in Germany. The service comes with a broad range of devices supported as well as with a seamless integration of linear and non-linear (catch-up, cloud PVR, VoD) content.
ZATTOO’s TV-as-a-Service platform covers the whole chain from signal ingest to applications including encoding, transcoding, multi-DRM and the entire middleware as well as discovery features and dynamic ad integration for efficient monetization. With this scalable platform, operators do not have to invest in hardware and software for their own TV service. The first deployment in the US with Hotwire Communications proved that the ZATTOO’s TV-As-A-Service Platform can be easily ported to other regions by using a local TV hub. This approach will be replicated in Asia Pacific and other regions.
The next chance to see live demos of various ZATTOO deployments and to get in touch with the ZATTOO TV Solutions team will be at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, 26th Feb – 1st March at stand 5D10. ZATTOO will be exhibiting in Asia at this year’s CommunicAsia, 26th – 28th June 2018, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
As technology partner, ZATTOO makes IP-based TV solutions available to telcos, cable network operators, MNOs, FTTX operators, internet service providers and OTT players in Europe and the US. The portfolio ranges from backend services (ingest, encoding, transcoding, multi-DRM, storage) up to completely hosted and managed OTT / TV Everywhere and hybrid end-to-end solutions. ZATTOO, the oldest and largest internet TV provider in Europe, has been operating successfully in the B2B marketplace since 2012 and entered the US market in 2017, providing a TV Everywhere service to Florida-based Hotwire Communications. For more information, go to zattoo.com/solutions.