Zappware, the Belgian provider of interactive digital TV applications, has announced it has signed a deal with Toya, Poland’s fifth largest cable operator, to deliver a range of Video-On-Demand (VOD) services from Zappware’s “iView for Operators” product.
“iView for Operators” is Zappware’s integrated suite of off-the-shelf services that are available across a broad range of set-top box and middleware combinations. Thanks to the iView technology the operator is able to customize the look-and-feel of the delivered services and to maintain the services in-house.
The extension of Toya’s cable network with VOD services is being introduced in phases and in close collaboration with eventIS, the Holland-based DTV solutions company that is in charge of the VOD back-office.
Today High-Definition TV (HD TV), iView Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) and iView Portal have been successfully deployed on Toya’s Motorola 1920C set-top box (KreaTV/Linux):
In a next phase Toya’s network will be upgraded with PVR and PushVOD on the 1970C box, and VOD on both the 1920C and the 1970C boxes. The VOD services will be integrated with VOD management products from eventIS, and conditional access from Conax.
Patrick Vos, CEO Zappware, said in a statement: “Our deal with Toya is another recognition of Zappware as an expert in the field of Video-On-Demand (VOD) services. We have recently added PushVOD in our VOD offering making our offering for operators even more appealing.”
Jacek Kobierzycki, CEO Toya: “Among the distinguishing companies that could offer software solutions for Interactive Digital TV, only Zappware presented an interesting solution giving extensive possibilities for the cable operator to shape its own services accordingly with its views. Experience in working on big projects as well as the elasticity of solutions were the main driving forces in choosing the company Zappware as a business partner.”