The German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have made their channels available to the online TV platform Zattoo. With the addition of all national, regional and thematic channels, the German version of Zattoo now has 24 more channels and offers a total of 46.
Programme information of the public channels will also be published in the online EPG that Zattoo plans to introduce very soon. The platform claims 290,000 online users in Germany.
Although the carriage deal with the public broadcasters is only for a test period of 12 months, it is clearly part of the strategy of them to be available on all possible platforms.