Zattoo TV Solutions enters the next phase of its global expansion by setting up an office in the Asia Pacific region.
Singapore will be the home base from which Zattoo wants to build a strong and sustainable business in this highly-dynamic region of the world.
“We have already been active in the Asia-Pacific region for some time and see tremendous opportunities in our hosted and managed OTT, TV Everywhere and VOD-as-a-service solutions,” said Julian Hens, Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific, who heads the Singapore office. “In autumn 2017, we came to the conclusion that in order to tap into this huge potential, we have to have ‘boots on the ground’ in Asia. Singapore is the ideal base for our expansion into the region.”
Having expanded into the US in 2017, the opening of an office for the Asia Pacific region marks the next stage in Zattoo’s global expansion. The company has been providing its hosted and managed end-to-end TV solutions to telcos, cable and mobile network operators for years and is now serving more than 30 B2B customers in Europe and the US.
Recently, Zattoo launched an end-to-end TV Everywhere platform for 1&1, one of Germany’s largest broadband providers serving 4.5 million customers. The service comes with a broad range of devices supported as well as with seamless integration of linear and non-linear content (catch-up, cloud PVR, VOD).
Zattoo’s TV-as-a-service platform covers the whole chain from signal ingest to applications including encoding, transcoding, multi-DRM and the entire middleware as well as discovery features and dynamic ad integration for monetisation. With this scalable platform, operators do not have to invest in hardware and software for their own TV service.
The first deployment in the US with Hotwire Communications was achieved by porting the platform through usage of a local TV hub. This approach will be replicated in Asia Pacific and other regions.
Zattoo will show its B2B TV solutions at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona from February 26 to March 1 at stand 5D10. The company will also exhibit in Asia at this year’s CommunicAsia from June 26 to 28 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.