The multiscreen IPTV platform recently launched by German regional carrier M-net is based on the white-label IPTV solution developed by Swiss internet TV provider Zattoo.
The IPTV service hosted and managed by Zattoo enables M-net’s customers to decide themselves where and how they would like to consume liner or non-linear television: on the TV set, on the PC or Laptop or on their smartphone or tablet.
M-net TVplus comprises SD and HD recordings with the set-top-box included in the product, integration of third-party services like YouTube or maxdome, teletext and HbbTV support as well as remote recording using the smartphone or tablet. The M-net brand is used across all devices.
The first customer orders when M-net TVplus was launched in February 2016 exceeded M-net’s expectations, confirming the demand by TV viewers for innovative TV features and the opportunity to watch TV on mobile devices.
“With attractive product packages based on fast internet access, telephony and TV, we are opening up new revenue potential,” Jens Prautzsch, chairman of the M-net executive board, said in Munich. “We undertook this project in collaboration with Zattoo because the Zattoo platform makes it possible for us to offer the TV service under our own brand without having to invest in complex and expensive IPTV technology ourselves.”
Zattoo operates and continues to develop the entire TV platform from the headend to M-net’s own TV applications for the set-top-box and mobile devices. The consumer set-top-boxes and the interfaces for integration with the Zattoo TV application are provided by German technology company ABOX42.
After Breitbandversorgung Deutschland (BBV), M-net is Germany’s second fibre optic network operator that has chosen Zattoo’s white-label multiscreen IPTV solution in combination with the ABOX42 set-top-box platform. The services are bundled through a framework agreement German network marketing association Deutsche Netzmarketing (DNMG) signed with Zattoo and ABOX42 in 2015. DNMG offers the product to its 185 members serving 5.5 million households.