ZAP picks Nordija and Satcab for new TV service


Apr 2, 2019

The Angola based TV provider ZAP has picked Nordija and Satcab as partners for the new ZAP HD TV service. The solution will be based upon Nordija’s software platform fokusOn, and will provide ZAP viewers with a wide range of Live TV and on-demand content and a rich set of interactive TV features.

ZAP is a key player in the Pay TV market of west–central Africa based in Angola and providing TV for viewers in the regions of mainly Angola and Mozambique. They offer around 150 channels, including several HDTV channels, TV series, films, music, children’s programmes, news, sports and documentaries. The upgraded TV service will encompass Video on Demand shops, HD TV, an advanced recording engine and network recording features such as Pause Live, nPVR, Start Over and Restart.

The openness of the Nordija solution and the HTML-5 based technology allowed us to develop a platform that ideally suited our needs. We are now able to migrate our subscriber to IPTV/OTT without any disruption on the functionalities”, says Luis Henriques, CTO of ZAP Media.

Hans Hämmerle, CCO of SatCab, said: “We are still impressed by the short implementation time and the seamless roll out of thatproject, from order to field trial in a few months. All parties acted as a single team, which was the foundation for the successful execution of a project that could become a reference in the market”

The upgraded solution will implement fokusOn by Nordija as its software engine.

“With fokusOn we wanted to provide ZAP with an open technology platform providing them an efficient and fast-to-market solution with the possibility to scale and upgrade further on down the road. We are very excited about taking part in this journey, and we are looking forward to seeing the final result and our ongoing partnership”, says Henrik Emborg, Senior Project Manager at Nordija.


About ZAP

ZAP began operations in the Angolan market in April 2010 and is currently the largest  TV operator in the country, always committed to providing its customers with the best TV service on the market.

About Satcab

Satcab is a leading Portuguese system integrator and distributor of professional broadband and broadcast equipment. The company was established in 1996 and has its headquarters near Vila do Conde, in the north of Portugal.

Satcab is a 100% private, independent and highly specialized company that provides broadcaster, satellite and cable operators innovative digital video solutions. As distributor of video processing and network equipment, Satcab offers a broad range of quality products suitable for state-of-the art video processing for transmission over coaxial, optical and wireless networks. Satcab’s ambition is to provide its clients leading edge technology and qualified services covering the entire transmission chain.

About Nordija

Nordija develops and markets fokusOn - a software platform for delivering TV and Video- on-Demand to viewers all over, on all devices. fokusOn joins a strong backend, a compelling frontend and engaging user experiences with personalised content discovery at the core. While offering an all-round box of tools, the Nordija solution also provides a highly customisable and flexible middleware solution that integrates various 3rd party TV and video systems together into one homogenous content delivery platform. With live- updating, your own widgets and a branded design, Nordija hands you the freedom to build it your way - and to transform it when called upon.

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