On September 1, 2014, Telecom Liechtenstein went live with an end-to-end multiscreen IPTV fully hosted and managed by known Swiss-based Internet TV provider Zattoo. The new partnership with Telecom Liechtenstein concludes a major step in Zattoo’s evolution as a comprehensive TV-as-a-solution provider for second screens and big screens alike.
Telecom Liechtenstein, with some 140 carried TV stations, an established provider for DVB-C and IPTV, relies on Zattoo’s full technical implementation, operation and management from satellite ingest to the entire technical platform comprising live TV, catch-up TV and a recording function. Zattoo’s service also covers front ends (TV, iOS, Android) and life cycle management of the set-top boxes. Another benefit of the solution results from the play-out and streaming: Zattoo transmits the streams directly to the partner’s network without routing through the free, open Internet. This enables the delivery of hosted IPTV serving set-top boxes, smartphones and tablets alike.
“Today’s modern customers also want to enjoy live TV on their second screens such as tablet PCs and smartphones. And they expect time-shift viewing and TV recording as standard features,” said Willi. “Developing and operating a system of this kind would be an extremely complex, time-intensive process. That’s why we chose Zattoo as our technology service provider: They have proven that they can not only develop a high-quality IPTV product, but also operate it for us,” explained Willi.
Hosted and managed 100%, Zattoo TV Solutions provides an economic and fast opportunity to run a state-of-the-art first and second screen TV solution while customers operate under their own label and user interface design. By relying on Zattoo´s back-end technology, network operators can significantly minimize their investment risk while increasing their option for launching IPTV offerings within a timeframe of only a few weeks.
Zattoo has already realised a number of successful projects for international cable network operators, MNOs and telco providers in the past two years.
At IBC 14 (Hall 14, J.05) Zattoo will be providing an exclusive LIVE demonstration of the white label IPTV and 2nd screen reference projects implemented for Telecom Liechtenstein.