Zattoo, the web TV provider from Switzerland, has entered into an agreement with ABC News and Disney-ABC International Television to distribute the ABC News Now channel in Germany, Spain and Belgium.
Zattoo plans to extend the reach of the ABC News Now channel to additional countries, including the UK, in the next six months. ABC News Now is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to nearly 34 million users across cable, broadband and mobile. It delivers live breaking news, headlines every half-hour and original programming.
Zattoo is a web TV distribution service that transmits a wide selection of TV channels onto users’ computers. After downloading the Zattoo player from the company website they can watch free TV on their computers within minutes. The Zattoo player is available for all current operating systems – Windows XP and Vista, Mac and Linux.
Just recently, the company also announced contracts with German public broadcasters for the distribution of ARD and ZDF. Zattoo is able to geo-block programming for certain territories.