Zappware unveils platform updates

Zappware is using IBC to unveil updates to its platform for DVB, IPTV, OTT and Hybrid Networks. 

Zappware will showcase a new service management system, added features and an extended range of set-top boxes.

Built on top of a new content management system, the platform’s service management system now provides operators with a straightforward tool to manage content, create business rules, manage subscribers, create marketing campaigns and analyse user behaviour, according to the company.

Zappware has added a new social TV feature whereby operators can let their users connect around TV by providing them the opportunity to share new discoveries on Facebook and Twitter at the click of a button.

Operators can now send messages directly to subscribers and create promotion screens on all devices. Also, feature licenses can be created to sell additional features as a separate product. The Zappware platform now allows for cloud recording (network PVR) on all second screen devices. A variety of personalization improvements have been made.

The platform offers a uniform search across all devices. Users can create playlists or favorite lists of events, assets and channels. Users of iOS and Android mobile devices can now be reminded of upcoming TV programs through the devices’ notification center.

Shortened startup times on mobile devices and improved UI animations have boosted the overall user experience, according to the company.

Zappware has also announced the availability of its own client middleware. Combined with the recent HTML5 UI implementation, this has increased the portfolio of tools to make the Zappware platform available on a variety of set-top boxes. Zappware has set up new partnerships with set-top box vendors Kaonmedia, Arion Technology and CreNova.


Zappware will be exhibiting at IBC on stand 1.A81