(Zürich, 22/05/2017) “Internet, television and telephone services from a single provider. From Valais, for Valais”. Following this motto and with its own state-of-the-art Multiscreen IPTV solution “WALY.TV”, EW Goms has successfully entered the market as a Triple Play provider.
The IPTV product is completely hosted and managed by Zattoo, the Swiss internet TV pioneer. This helps to establish Zattoo's position further as the Swiss market leader for hosted IPTV solutions.
TV’s customers have access to over 200 channels and 60 of them in HD-Quality. The waly.box comes from ABOX42, the leading provider in Germany for innovative set-top box solutions. The ABOX42 set-top box model M30 will be used for the first time, with a state-of-the-art Zattoo user interface.
Customers can watch TV on their mobile devices as well as on a larger TV screen using the waly.box. The WALY.TV app for iOS and Android can be used anywhere in Switzerland - regardless of the user’s network.
WALY.TV customers can also watch all shows up to seven days after they have been broadcast (catch-up TV). The TV product also includes network PVR for up to 500 TV programs.
“With attractive product packages made up of high-speed internet access, telephone service and TV, we will unlock new potential sales and be able to showcase our powerful fiber optic network even better in the future,” explains Damian Zumstein, Managing Director of EW Goms. “We approached this project together with Zattoo because their platform makes it possible to launch the TV service under our own brand quickly and reliably and to continue developing it without having to invest in complex and expensive IPTV technologies ourselves.
This meant that we were able to launch WALY.TV within a few months, according to plan and thanks to the very professional project management. With the WALY.TV brand we made a very conscious decision to give other local network operators the chance to provide innovative Triple Play Services throughout the whole region.”
Gernot Jaeger, the Chief Officer of B2B TV Solutions at Zattoo confirms “We are very pleased that WALY.TV is entering the market on time and that overall our Swiss B2B customers are constantly expanding their product offering with the Zattoo White Label Solution. Together with us they can be a realistic, long-term alternative to the TV offerings from the major national and international TV operators."
EW Goms is a regional energy provider in the canton of Valais. In addition to providing safe and affordable energy, EW Goms has also been offering telecommunication services for more than 15 years and has now added a forward-thinking FTTH solution to the services they offer.
New services under the "WALY." brand are now also aimed at a national audience. Regional or national network operators can use WALY to manage their network infrastructure. Getting energy and telecommunication services from a single, regional provider comes with clear and noticeable benefits for customers, which means that WALY is also providing added value for the region.
For more information go to www.waly.ch
As technology partner, Zattoo makes IP-based TV solutions available to network providers, FTTH operators, and internet service providers in Europe. 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, the oldest and largest internet TV provider in Europe, has been operating successfully in the B2B marketplace 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