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Zattoo breaks into US with Hotwire, putting scalability to task

Recent moves from OTT video firms in Europe have applied some added pressure to Zattoo, but the Swiss internet TV provider has won an opportunity to quell its doubters with its first US win, at Florida-based telco Hotwire Communications – deploying the Zattoo End-To-End platform and service to “several hundreds of thousands of customers.” Since its inception 10 years ago, Zattoo has racked up around 550,000 active subscribers in Germany, so being immediately tasked with a few hundred thousand extra will be a big test for the company’s technology. Zattoo boasts around 34 million monthly views on its free ad-supported offering, but there is much more at stake when serving video services to an operator’s customer base. Hotwire is launching…

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