Leading German cable operator, Unitymedia, uses a customized Zappware platform to provide access to more than 350 channels of HD and SD television and radio programming to subscribers around the country.
The custom-designed system, inspired by Zappware's Matrix platform, is heavily reliant on graphics to drive navigation between modes and through various types of content, providing easy access to a large number of choices and a more enjoyable viewer experience.
"Unitymedia's user-interface with Zappware supports menu animation that makes browsing more fun than nearly all the other HD PVRs in the German market. Unitymedia's good results were in particular due to attractive animation and consistent design wherein items are clearly arranged with well chosen colors and highlights.
The EPG design is innovative for the German market in that it imitates the layout of program listings printed in TV guide magazines. This is smart because this format is well established in the German market."
HD PVR Benchmarking Study (German Market Ranking - by thebrainbehind 2010)