In Switzerland, Zattoo has represented the distribution of live and linear TV over IP technology since 2006. Zattoo enables the Internet generation to consume linear live TV, whilst remaining entirely independent of the conventional TV sets in their living rooms. Zattoo provides high quality live TV content, including over 100 free channels in Switzerland and over 50 free channels in Germany. You can receive Zattoo’s live TV anywhere- on your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Each registered user receives an account that can be used on all devices on which Zattoo is available for use. Users have the option to choose between advertising financed offers and subscription based models.
Zattoo’s launch coincided with the 2006 soccer world cup, thus pioneering as Switzerland’s first provider to make free and live TV available on PCs. By the time of the following soccer world cup in 2010, reception via the iPhone had been included in the live TV offer, also a first in Switzerland at the time. Zattoo has been offering live TV services in Germany since 2007. Reception via mobile devices was made possible in April of 2011. Rights pertaining to retransmission of TV content are negotiated by Zattoo with the respective licensing agents (mostly collecting societies and broadcasters) on a country specific basis.
Zattoo is currently Europe`s largest provider of live web TV and operates in six European countries. A mere five years after being launched, some 9 million users are registered with Zattoo and an audience of one million unique users is reached every month. At 20 million video views per month, Zattoo is a competent partner with maximum reach for agencies and advertisers involved in web video advertising.