Zappware delivers OTT to SBB and Telemach
January 25, 2013 11.18 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Zappware has delivered in a complete end-to-end OTT platform to Serbian cable operator SBB and Telemach, cable operator in Slovenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The platform supports linear and non-linear TV on a broad range of mobile and fixed devices and extends the range of services the operators can offer their subscribers. The deal was first announced in March 2012.

Customers can now access Video on Demand, catchup-TV and Pause LiveTV, which are supported both on the client’s side and the head-end side. The complete OTT solution is brought to Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as Android tablets and smartphones, Windows and MacPCs, as well as set-top boxes.

“The deployment of the additional features had to take into account not just an extensive range of devices and operating systems, but offer extended functionality across multiple networks, making this a highly complex solution,” said Patrick Vos, CEO of Zappware.

“It showcases Zappware’s trusted ability to manage complex solutions as a result of the flexibility offered by our iView solution and it is only just the beginning of what we can achieve for our clients.”

The original solution, under the ‘D3 go’ brand, enabled SBB and Telemach to offer their programming to communities outside their traditional cable footprint. Subscribers can
now access the services on multiple devices and screens throughout the home.

“The additions Zappware has designed to enhance the OTT solution will increase the stickiness of our services, making subscribers much more likely to continue to take advantage of our offerings,” said Victoriya Boklag, Deputy CEO of SBB.

Zappware delivered the updated solution with full end-to-end responsibility, including a digital rights management (DRM) solution, the client-side solutions and the VOD back-office and streaming solutions in the head-end. For the streaming and DRM elements, solutions have been incorporated from Zappware partners Anevia, Envivio, NXP and Verimatrix.