Jörn Krieger ©RapidTVNews | 15-09-2011

Internet TV platform Zattoo has increased its number of registered users by almost 2 million to a total of 9 million since the beginning of the year - a growth by 25%.

"Besides the continuing growth on the PC our applications for smartphones and tablets have lead to a real boost in user registrations," Jörg Meyer, Vice President Content & Consumer, said in Zurich. "For the last million registered users we only needed around 3 months."

Zattoo managed to increase its user figures in particular in Germany (from 2.7 to 3.6 million) and Switzerland (from 2.0 to 2.7 million) since the beginning of 2011.

The platform (http://www.zattoo.com) which launched 6 years ago offers live-streams of public and commercial TV channels which can be received free-of-charge on computers, the iPhone and iPad. In September 2011, Zattoo added a pay-TV package with thematic channels.