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ProSiebenSat.1 Group has launched new apps for each of its TV channels in Germany, using Applicaster’s app-publishing platform Zapp.
prosieben appsApps have been launched for ProSieben, SAT.1, kabel eins, SAT.1 Gold, sixx and ProSieben MAXX. The mobile platforms focus on live TV watching, with a free live stream of the channels. Users can also enjoy episodes of their favourite shows on-demand, as well as the latest video news. The apps feature a range of engagement tools such as second-screen interactivity and social media integration.

“Applicaster’s platform allowed us to create an intuitive app for each of our channels - which we can now replicate for other channels quickly and easily without any development. It also gave us the flexibility we needed to integrate our own video player seamlessly while benefiting from the second screen and engagement features that Applicaster offers,” said Jens Doka, chief product officer at ProSiebenSat.1 Digital.

Much of the apps’ functionality can be remotely managed giving broadcasters the ability to change elements without requiring updates in the app store.

“We are very proud to work with ProSiebenSat.1 on this project and to deliver six new apps that their viewers can enjoy to watch live TV, catch up and interact with their favourite shows,” said Peter Cassidy, GM for Europe, Applicaster. “Our Zapp platform and core SDK give broadcasters the ability to launch distinctive, feature-rich apps at speed and scale while benefiting automatically from our roadmap of innovation and continuous update.”