KATHREIN TechnoTrend and Zappware to provide next generation UI and latest interactive applications on new hybrid set-top-box series

First showcase at IBC 2013

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Zappware, a provider of cutting-edge digital TV applications, and KATHREIN TechnoTrend (KTT), one of the leading international developers and suppliers of innovative digital technology, announced today a new business cooperation: KTT will be integrating Zappware's Nexx(TM) application on their new HTML5-based, HbbTV hybrid STB series based on Broad-com technology and various encryption systems. Nexx(TM) is Zappware's flagship product for set-top boxes and connected TVs and provides a next-generation user experience in the living room. The cooperation will be first demonstrated on KTT receivers in a joint showcase at the IBC show in September.

Designed by Zappware's award-winning ZappDesign team, Nexx(TM) is allowing viewers to easily get access to the content they need via ultra-short click-paths. It provides a consistent content-driven navigational pattern throughout the application and uses animation and acceleration to create a lively dialogue with the viewer. In addition it gives the ability to personalize the experience and share the TV experience using social networks.

KATHREIN TechnoTrend's open API middleware enables system providers to integrate their services according to customer needs and create unique business models for the operators. "This new integration project shows the innovative power of KATHREIN TechnoTrend and proves our ability to make our applications accessible to a wide range of devices", said Patrick Vos, CEO at Zappware and added: "The new strategic alliance with KATHREIN TechnoTrend is allowing us to move into new markets based on a strong technology partnership."

Volker Belz, CSO of KATHREIN TechnoTrend explained: "Zappware's solution integration on KATHREIN TechnoTrend's advanced receivers enhances our product portfolio and increases our customer's flexibility in their rollout of interactive OTT content and applications. Based on an outstanding user experience the Nexx(TM) solution will help operators and platform providers to prevent churn and to generate further revenues."

Visit KATHREIN TechnoTrend and the Zappware showcase from June 4-6 at the ANGA COM 2013: Booth B19, Hall 10.2. To arrange an interview or personal meeting at the booth, please contact Nadja Keßler.

About Zappware:

Zappware NV, headquartered in Belgium, designs, develops and integrates compelling and revenue-generating interactive television (iTV) services and end-to-end solutions for operators and broadcasters, content distributors, brand marketers, and anyone looking to create a more intimate relationship with TV viewers. Zappware uniquely combines the highest levels of creativi-ty with the latest technology and techniques into simple, intuitive solutions that reliably integrate with any content delivery mechanism.

Zappware delivers a range of off-the-shelf and custom-designed solutions for popular iTV services such as Electronic Program Guides (EPGs), Video-on-Demand (VoD) portals, Personal Video Recording (PVR) applications, and viewer Apps. Its multi-screen solutions, currently deployed on millions of devices around the world, also include head-end components that allow the operator to manage the complete digital TV service, and they are easily deployed in any cable, IPTV, OTT, terrestrial, satellite or hybrid environ-ment.

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