(Zurich, 04.06.2019) ZATTOO is rounding off its White Label IPTV platform for German IPTV network operators with the complete package of channels from Sky. The network operators’ customers will be able to access and book 90 Sky channels with premium content such as Bundesliga football, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1 and blockbuster series. The network operators benefit from a complete Sky integration, which is already part of the ZATTOO platform. This means that they do not have to integrate the service themselves.
The first network operators will go live with the Sky integration for their customers this summer in time for the start of the 2019/2020 Bundesliga season. This makes ZATTOO the first and only provider so far of TV as a Service products for network operators offering this kind of integration.
ZATTOO will be presenting its Sky integration in Cologne at ANGA COM, which begins today, at its stand in hall 8 / R9.
ZATTOO is the market leader for TV as a Service in Germany, providing hosted IPTV services under the brand and corporate design of the respective network operator. ZATTOO’s customers include NetCologne, EWE-Tel and M-net.
Gernot Jaeger, Chief Officer of B2B TV solutions at ZATTOO, wants to continue expanding the company's leading position and sees the Sky integration as an important building block: "A complete IPTV offering today includes premium pay-TV with premium sports, Bundesliga football, UEFA Champions League, hit series and films – and all of this is now possible directly via the ZATTOO platform. This is a clear USP for the ZATTOO platform and a strong argument for network operators in the competition for end users.”
There are no extra costs for ZATTOO’s B2B customers: All channels are transcoded, encoded and protected using multi-DRM in the ZATTOO backend, and can be accessed directly via the network operators’ networks. All HD channels are provided in the highest quality. End customers also don’t need any additional hardware such as a Smartcard or CI+ modules to use the Sky channels: All they need is the usual set-top box from their network operator.
This one-stop-shop solution allows users to simply activate the Sky channels in the set-top box’s settings menu. Activating the booked channels integrates them directly into the channel list. The user can then also add the Sky channels to their personal list of favorite channels.
About Sky Deutschland
Sky Deutschland is one of the leading entertainment providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The service consists of the best live sports, exclusive series, the latest movies, various children's shows, exciting documentaries and entertaining shows – with many Sky Originals. In addition to the free-to-air channel Sky Sports News HD, viewers can watch the service offering at home and on the go using Sky Q and Sky Ticket. The Sky Q Entertainment Platform offers everything from a single source: Sky and free TV channels, thousands of movies and series on demand, media libraries and many other apps. With Sky Ticket, customers can stream series, movies and live sport whenever and wherever they want and can cancel this service on a monthly basis. Based in Unterföhring, near Munich, Sky Deutschland is part of the Comcast Group and is owned by one of Europe's leading entertainment companies, Sky Limited.
With over 25 B2B customers and millions of TV users, ZATTOO is one of the TV as a Service platforms to achieve success worldwide. ZATTOO is already a leader in the European market and ZATTOO’s German customers include 1&1 Telecom, M-net, NetCologne and EWE TEL. It entered the market in the US 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 such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, set-top boxes and mobile platforms like iOS, Android or Windows10. For more information: zattoo.com/solutions