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Foxxum will be at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam! 🚀

EVENTS / August 14, 2023

We are happy to announce that Foxxum will be present at the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam this September 15-18! IBC is the premier event for professionals involved in the creation, management and delivery of entertainment and news content worldwide. 

 

This year, we are taking our presence at IBC to a whole new level by teaming up with our new acquisition partner, ZEASN. Together, we aim to revolutionize the CTV entertainment landscape and redefine the way people experience content on smart TVs and connected devices. 

 

Join us at booth #5.A08 to explore our cutting-edge solutions and experience first-hand the power of our partnership with ZEASN. Our team will be on hand to demonstrate our latest innovations, showcase our diverse range of applications, and discuss how our combined strengths will reshape the future of the smart TV experience. 

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with Foxxum and ZEASN and stay ahead of the rapidly evolving trends in the industry. We look forward to meeting you at IBC 2023 and forging new collaborations that will drive the future of CTV entertainment!

 

Book your meeting with our colleagues via email info@foxxum.com

 

Use our Customer Code IBC10100 and get your tickets now!


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ZEASN Acquires Foxxum and rlaxx TV to Establish the Leading Independent CTV OS and AVOD/FAST Product

PRESS RELEASE / August 1, 2023

Singapore, August 1st, 2023:  ZEASN Technology Private Ltd, a leading provider of solutions and services for smart homes, announces the acquisition of Foxxum GmbH, a leading provider of innovative CTV solutions, and rlaxx TV GmbH, an international AVOD/FAST streaming service. With this strategic move, the strengths of all three companies are combined, positioning ZEASN as the leading independent provider of CTV operating systems (OS) and AVOD/FAST products in the market.

 

With an installed base of 85 million CTVs worldwide and an AVOD/FAST service accessible on 1.2 billion devices in 27 countries, the combined companies offer a powerful and extensive platform for content distribution and monetization of user engagement.

 

As part of the integration process, Whale OS 3 and Foxxum OS 4 operating systems will be merged into the new Whale OS 4. The creation of Whale OS 4 will lead to accelerated growth and aims to grow from the combined installed base to over 200 million within 3 to 5 years. Additionally, the acquisition of Foxxum significantly expands the app portfolio of Whale OS 4. Combined with ZEASN’s AI-enabled algorithms, data tracking tools, and personalized recommendations, Whale OS 4 intelligently curates content tailored to individual preferences. This empowers viewers to explore and enjoy new and exciting streaming options while enabling advertisers to effectively reach their desired audience.

 

The global streaming service, rlaxx TV, will be integrated with ZEASN’s streaming service, Whale Live, to create an even more captivating platform. The merged services will continue to operate under the name rlaxx TV, offering a wide variety of appealing content to viewers worldwide.

 

A key aspect adopted from Foxxum’s successful business model is the unique sharing of 80% of the monetization revenue of CTV operating systems with partners. This revenue-sharing approach will be incorporated by ZEASN and retained under the current name Mission 1 Joint Venture Alliance.

 

All Foxxum and rlaxx TV executives will remain on board, assuming leadership positions within the newly formed group. Their expertise and industry knowledge are invaluable in driving the company’s future growth and success. The current shareholders of both Foxxum and rlaxx TV assumed shareholder positions in the group, underscoring their confidence in the combined entities’ strategic direction and immense potential.

 

“We are delighted to welcome the talented teams from Foxxum and rlaxx TV to the global ZEASN family operating now in Europe, China, India, and North America to serve our customers globally,” says Jason He, CEO of ZEASN. “Their expertise and market position, combined with our existing capabilities, will propel us to new heights in the CTV industry. Together, we will redefine the CTV landscape, offer a compelling alternative, and deliver world-class experiences for viewers. This is a significant step in preparing our company for a future IPO.”

 

“The combination of three strong companies will accelerate our strategy to form the leading independent player that our customers have long demanded,” says Ronny Lutzi, CEO of Foxxum and rlaxx TV. “From day one, we are poised to swiftly outpace other independent players, surpassing them not merely in sheer installation numbers, but also through our industry expertise.With solid support from the global TV supply chain, we aim to position ourselves at eye level with industry giants like Google TV and Roku. I am extremely excited to merge our efforts with ZEASN. It feels like two parties have found the perfect match.”

 

The first public presentation will take place at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam from September 15th to 18th, 2023, where ZEASN, Foxxum, and rlaxx TV will showcase their joint vision, products, and solutions.


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Foxxum Partners with OTTera to Expand App Portfolio

PRESS RELEASE / June 7, 2023

The innovator in cutting-edge Smart TV solutions, Foxxum, is partnering with OTT & FAST channels provider OTTera, to launch a multitude of new apps on Foxxum CTV OS. The collaboration brings popular apps such as Party Tyme Karaoke, LAVA, La Bocina Latina, and more to follow to Foxxum enabled-Smart TVs worldwide.

 

OTTera operates a professional white label service with which content owners and creators can rapidly share their programming, courtesy of a robust development platform and customized interface and branding. Their services reach over 300+ million users worldwide and range from niche film libraries to children’s animation, providing apps like Motorvision TV, Toon Goggles, AfroLandTV, and many more.

 

Commenting on the partnership, Ronny Lutzi, CEO of Foxxum, says, “We are excited to enhance our partnership with OTTera. Their wide range of content brings a variety of new apps to our users that cater to a broad range of interests.”

 

Stephen L. Hodge, CEO of OTTera adds, “Foxxum has been on the forefront of Smart TV OS development. We are happy to have had a long time partnership with them and look forward to more successful launches as they continue to expand the reach of their OS”.

 

ABOUT OTTera

OTTera is a professional white label service that allows companies to quickly launch highly customized, affordable OTT services. Based in Los Angeles, OTTera powers 600+ live application deliveries and 1.5k+ live FAST channel deliveries, with more than 300 million users worldwide. The OTTera White Label Service offers companies the latest OTT technologies with one of the widest distribution reaches on the market. For over 14 years OTTera has maintained strong partnerships with the world’s largest CE manufacturers including Samsung, Vizio, Sony and Hisense.

 

The OTTera White Label Service is a fully managed scalable OTT service with native distribution across all major platforms including iOS, tvOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, HTML5, Chromecast and Web. The service offers linear distribution to cable/satellite services and vMVPDs (Samsung, LG, Sling, Xumo, Pluto, etc.), as well as diverse monetization including subscription, advertising via OTTera’s AdNet+ service and transactions.

 


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Jawwy TV and stc tv are now available on Foxxum CTV OS

APP RELEASE / May 25, 2023

Jawwy TV and stc tv, two leading streaming services from Intigral, have expanded their availability to Foxxum-enabled devices. For Foxxum, the integration of these new streaming services represents a significant enrichment, as it brings an even broader range of premium content to their vast audience in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

 

The content of those apps includes movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ programs and more from top regional and international partners such as STARZPLAY, discovery+, Wide Khaliji, Cartoon Network, Boomerang & more. Users will also be able to watch exclusives and original productions that cannot be found anywhere else, in addition to the best free-to-air & encrypted live TV channels from regional & international networks and broadcasters.

Jawwy is available in most countries in the MENA region, while stc tv is dedicated to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.


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Award-winning kicker CTV app now available on Foxxum CTV OS

PRESS RELEASE / May 9, 2023

Foxxum, one of the world’s leading developers of innovative connected TV solutions for TV manufacturers and content providers, is expanding its app portfolio with the Connect! Award-winning revised and redesigned app of the sports media brand kicker.

 

Smart TVs with Foxxum CTV OS in Germany, Austria and Switzerland can now access the latest news from the kicker editorial desk. Furthermore, the free kicker app provides transfer news and topics related to soccer as well as other sports such as motorsports, ice hockey, handball and basketball.

Just recently, the jury of the Connect! The Smart TV Award 2022 acknowledged the kicker app as “the CNN of sports” and awarded the application.

 

“By launching on Foxxum CTV OS, even more sports enthusiasts will see our brand’s premium content on the big screen,” says Hannes Ulbrich, Product Manager Apps, Olympia Verlag. “Partnering with Foxxum increases our reach and distribution opportunity to reach an even larger audience with our sports-related offerings.”

 

Ronny Lutzi, CEO and founder of Foxxum GmbH: “Sports coverage belongs on the big screen. That’s why we are delighted to make the high-quality content of the long-established sports media brand kicker available to our users on their Smart TVs with the launch of this app.”

 

ABOUT KICKER

Kicker combines tradition, success, and innovation – since 1920, kicker has been commenting on events on the international playing field, reporting on athletes, clubs, and associations, and covering 2,500 sporting events a month with its live ticker. kicker.tv also relies on an extensive range of video content, in the voice sector, the brand is represented with various podcasts, such as “kicker MEETS DAZN” and “FE:male view on football. Together with the print editions, the broad digital offering reaches more than 13 million soccer enthusiasts every month, making it Germany’s widest-reach sports media brand.      

 

Together with Olympia-Verlag, kicker promotes innovative digital concepts in the sports and media industry and participates in Tickaroo, EarlyGame and Thinking Apps, among others.

 

ABOUT FOXXUM

Foxxum is a global leader in the development, operation, and commercial marketing for innovative Smart TV solutions like the Foxxum CTV OS. As an established pioneer in the sector, Foxxum works closely with leading companies at all stages of the global consumer electronics value chain to develop smart TV solutions – from silicon vendors to device manufacturers and network operators. Worldwide partnerships with premium broadcasters and video-on-demand services, video producers and distributors allow Foxxum to provide a best-in-class content portfolio containing the most important global content brands as well as country specific local content providers. Foxxum’s development and platform expertise offer viewers the best Smart TV user experience possible, with innovative Smart TV technology, a global entertaining content portfolio and an outstanding design, which includes the Foxxum CTV OS. Foxxum provides its clients with innovative solutions, along with the possibility to jointly tap into profitable revenue streams in a technology sector with enormous growth potential. 


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Foxxum Partners With CVTE for Foxxum OS 4

ANNOUNCEMENT / March 7, 2023

Foxxum, innovator in cutting-edge CTV tech, announced today a landmark partnership for its Foxxum OS 4 with CVTE, the world’s largest supplier of TV components in consumer and commercial sectors.

 

The partnership sees Foxxum OS 4 integrated onto CVTE’s printed circuit board (PCB). This market-ready motherboard will be available to the more than 600 local and regional OEMS and TV brands. This hardware/OS combination allows these regional players to compete with other global brands, giving them the equivalent tech at the lowest possible cost, and shortest time to market.

 

Foxxum’s recently announced Foxxum OS 4, based on RDK, seamlessly integrates streaming services and applications across all devices within a single OS. It is designed to meet the rising needs of CTV manufacturers to generate additional revenue sources in a highly competitive market. Foxxum OS 4 offers the only genuinely independent CTV OS solution available that allows maximum participation in viewing monetization. The partnership with CVTE provides a perfectly engineered printed circuit board paired with an extraordinary CTV operating system that maximizes platform revenues and meets the demand of OEMs and TV brands looking for a one-stop solution.

 

CVTE is the world’s leading and largest supplier of TV core components in consumer-grade and commercial electronics industries. Core superior technologies of display, control, and IoT connectivity, leading-edge manufacturing, and total quality management accelerate process innovation, drive cost efficiency, increase yields, for more significant product differentiation, and exceptional quality.

 

Ronny Lutzi, Foxxum CEO, says, “CVTE’s technology combined with Foxxum OS 4 will solve a major problem of OEMs and TV brands. We are delighted to move our well-established partnership with CTVE to the next level of a truly global and strategic partnership that will provide the most competitive CTV solution worldwide.” 

 

Wang Bin, Head of RD in the TV Department of CVTE, says, “We know Foxxum since the beginning of CTV and always admired the dedication to maximize customer satisfaction. Foxxum OS 4 will allow us to offer our global customers a very attractive product they were waiting for.”

 

 

ABOUT FOXXUM

Foxxum is a global leader in the development, operation, and commercial marketing for innovative smart TV solutions like the Foxxum CTV OS. As an established pioneer in the sector, Foxxum works closely with leading companies at all stages of the global consumer electronics value chain to develop smart TV solutions – from silicon vendors to device manufacturers and network operators. Worldwide partnerships with premium broadcasters and video-on-demand services, video producers and distributors allow Foxxum to provide a best-in-class content portfolio containing the most important global content brands as well as country specific local content providers. Foxxum’s development and platform expertise offer viewers the best Smart TV user experience possible, with innovative Smart TV technology, a global entertaining content portfolio and an outstanding design, which includes the Foxxum CTV OS. Foxxum provides its clients with innovative solutions, along with the possibility to jointly tap into profitable revenue streams in a technology sector with enormous growth potential. Further information can be found at www.foxxum.com.

 
 
ABOUT CVTE

Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as “CVTE”) was established in December 2005 with a registered capital of RMB 668,030,956 and a number of business subsidiaries. As of December 31, 2021, the company had more than 5,400 employees, of which technical personnel account for about 60%. The average age of its employees is about 29.

 

To date, the company has been mainly engaged in the design, development and sales of display control products such as LCD main control boards and intelligent interactive tablets. Its products have been widely used in the field of home appliances, education information, enterprise services and so on. The company has always committed to improving user experience by product innovation and R&D design, creating constant value for customers and users. Since its establishment, the company has gradually gained a leading position in the segmented market, relying on the accumulation of software and hardware technologies in the fields of audio and video technology, signal processing, power management, human-computer interaction, application development, system integration and other electronic products, with technology innovation and product development for multiple application scenarios as well as capabilities in product and resource integration. It has also established seewo, a provider of educational informatization application tools and services, MAXHUB, an intelligent collaboration platform, and other well-known brands in the industry.


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Foxxum Reveals Five Inaugural Partners for Foxxum OS 4

PRESS RELEASE / January 4, 2023

Just in time for CES and the new year, Foxxum, innovator in cutting edge Smart TV solutions, today announced partnerships with five OEMs and manufacturers from around the world, representing global brands such as JVC, as well as leading local brands on three continents.

  • TCL Moka, Konka, El-Araby, Grupo Kayve and Punktal are the first to integrate Foxxum OS 4 on their smart TV devices in regions around the globe
  • Foxxum to demo OS4 at CES in Las Vegas this week
 

El-Araby is one of the largest industrial and commercial corporations in the Middle East and Africa, making a wide range of appliances with the Sharp, Toshiba and Tornado brands. Based in Panama, Grupo Kayve is the exclusive JVC licensor for Central and South America. TCL MOKA has a distribution focus on Latin America, Europe and MENA, servicing leading local brands in those regions. Konka is a global OEM with substantial distribution in MENA, the Americas and Southeast Asia. Uruguay-based Punktal exemplifies long-standing local CTV makers who represent a substantial share of the country’s CTV sales.

Foxxum OS 4 is Foxxum’s newest CTV OS built on the RDK platform, which was announced in September 2022, and begins to roll out later this year. Announced ahead of CES, where Foxxum will be demonstrating Foxxum OS 4, this slew of agreements will guarantee Foxxum OS 4 distribution into tens of millions of homes over the decade ahead.

“We are thrilled to be announcing these stellar inaugural partners for Foxxum OS 4.” said Foxxum CEO Ronny Lutzi. “These companies have all been long-standing partners of Foxxum. They are also some of the most forward-thinking independent CTV players in the space. It’s very gratifying that they see the strength of our company and the power of Foxxum OS 4.”

 

ABOUT FOXXUM

Foxxum is a global leader in the development, operation, and commercial marketing for innovative smart TV solutions like the Foxxum CTV OS. As an established pioneer in the sector, Foxxum works closely with leading companies at all stages of the global consumer electronics value chain to develop smart TV solutions – from silicon vendors to device manufacturers and network operators. Worldwide partnerships with premium broadcasters and video-on-demand services, video producers and distributors allow Foxxum to provide a best-in-class content portfolio containing the most important global content brands as well as country specific local content providers. Foxxum’s development and platform expertise offer viewers the best Smart TV user experience possible, with innovative Smart TV technology, a global entertaining content portfolio and an outstanding design, which includes the Foxxum CTV OS. Foxxum provides its clients with innovative solutions, along with the possibility to jointly tap into profitable revenue streams in a technology sector with enormous growth potential. Further information can be found at www.foxxum.com.

 

ABOUT EL ARABY GROUP

El Araby was established in 1964, and the group company presents about 4000 different SKU’s in 23 product categories. Engaged in both manufacturing and marketing of high quality products El Araby is dedicated to preserve as well as grow their market leading position not only in Egypt but in all markets they operate in. The company exports to many countries in Africa, Middle East and the CIS region. Besides consumer electronics products El Araby also produces a wide array of electrical and domestic appliances. The number of employees in El Araby Group amounts to 24,000.Visit El Araby group’s website at www.elarabygroup.com

 

ABOUT TCL MOKA

Founded in 2003, TCL MOKA is one of the main companies of TCL Technology Group Corporation. Its main business is the design, production, and sales of intelligent terminal products with screens, such as smart TVs, monitors, and professional displays. The company ranks second in the global ODM/OEM market in terms of annual shipments and currently has manufacturing facilities in five locations worldwide (Huizhou and Chengdu, China; Mexico; Poland; and India) equipped with advanced production technology and management concepts, superior automated production facilities, and advanced manufacturing processes. Its customer base covers all continents except Antarctica, and it has established partnerships with more than 30 strategic customers and 150 regional customers. The company is committed to a policy of product standardization, equipment automation, and the use of information technology. It also aims to become a leading company trusted by customers worldwide.

 

ABOUT GRUPO KAYVE S.A.

Founded in Panama, Kayve became quickly one of the largest and main companies distributing consumer electronics and therefore also TVs and CTVs through Central and South America. Kayve is one of the main JVC Licensees worldwide and delivers the products into multiple different distribution channels.

 

ABOUT KONKA Group Co., Ltd.

As a platform-based company driven by technological innovation, KONKA’s business scope covers consumer electronics products, semiconductor technology, eco-friendly technology, industrial parks, platform service, and investment & finance. Established in 1980, KONKA is China’s first Sino-foreign joint consumer electronics enterprise that has been listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Since 1999, KONKA has been ranked among China’s top 100 best companies and has also been named one of the “Top 10 most valuable brands in China”.

 

ABOUT PUNKTAL

Punktal has been marketing its products for more than 50 years.
Since its inception, the company has positioned innovation and quality as the pillars of its company’s strategy. Therefore, their line of televisions and screens with LED, OLED, LCD and Plasma technologies, have the highest performance and benefits in the market.
In addition to this, Punktal provides after-sales support through its official technical services in Uruguay.


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Just in Time for FIFA World Cup: DAZN Now Available on Foxxum CTV OS

PRESS RELEASE / November 22, 2022

Foxxum, leading provider of innovative CTV solutions today announced the launch of the premium live sports service DAZN in Germany, Italy, and Spain – just in time for the FIFA World Cup. 

 

The cooperation additionally entails further territorial expansions covering DAZN’s rollout plans. It will also meet the demand for the DAZN app from existing Foxxum CTV OS clients that will subsequently onboard within the next year, following the initial launch on Vestel devices. 

 

DAZN offers both live and on-demand streaming of live football events such as the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League, plus other European top football leagues. DAZN can be accessed through an annually or monthly paid membership which provides sports fans – in addition to football – with a wide range of live sport events from the US and beyond such as the NFL (American football), NBA, NCAA College Football and College Basketball NBA (basketball), as well as the UFC (MMA), EHF Champions League (handball) and MotoGP (motorsport) among others. Subscribers can also enjoy a broad selection of different sports programs including boxing, winter sports, tennis, darts, cycling and many more.

 

“DAZN has been a highly demanded premium TV app by our customers as sports entertainment is and will remain one of the core types of content that is preferably consumed on CTV. Therefore, we are very proud to add DAZN to Foxxum CTV OS, kicking off a long-term partnership”, says Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH.

 

Peter Parmenter, EVP Business Development at DAZN said: “A key priority of ours at DAZN is to partner with businesses who are able to support us on our mission to get our premium content to reach even more people. Therefore, we are delighted to embark on this partnership with Foxxum.” 

 

 

ABOUT DAZN

DAZN is the world’s leading sports entertainment platform. The only global digital sports broadcaster, DAZN is live in over 200 countries and is a market-leader in Italy, Japan, DACH and Spain where it holds top-tier domestic football rights.

 DAZN is reimagining the way people enjoy sport. With a single, frictionless platform, sports fans can watch, bet, play, share, socialise, and buy tickets, NFTs and merchandise. Live and on-demand sports content, anywhere, in any language, on any device – only on DAZN.

DAZN is a global, privately-owned company with employees in over 25 countries. For more information on DAZN, our products, people, and performance, visit www.dazngroup.com.

 DAZN is leading the charge to give sports fans around the world access to sports entertainment anytime, anywhere. DAZN is available on most connected devices including smart TVs, set-top boxes, streaming sticks, smartphones, tablets, PCs and game consoles, ensuring that fans have access to ground-breaking rights catalogue and slate of incredible content. In the UK and globally, DAZN can be accessed on Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic Smart TVs and on Games Consoles including Playstation and Xbox. Subscribers also have access to DAZN on their Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Apple TV and find the app on their iPhone, iPad, android and mobile.

 

ABOUT FOXXUM

Foxxum is a global leader in the development, operational, and commercial marketing sector for innovative smart TV solutions. As an established pioneer in this field, Foxxum works closely with leading companies at all stages of the global consumer electronics value chain to develop smart TV solutions – from silicon vendors to device manufacturers and network operators. Worldwide partnerships with premium broadcasters and video-on-demand services, video producers and distributors allow Foxxum to provide an industry leading content portfolio, containing the most important global content brands as well as country specific local content providers. Foxxum’s development and platform expertise offers viewers the best possible smart TV user experience, with innovative smart TV technology, a global entertainment content portfolio and an outstanding design. Foxxum provides its clients with highly innovative solutions, which include the possibility of jointly tapping into profitable revenue streams in a technology sector with enormous growth potential. For more information, please visit www.foxxum.com


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Newest Release: South African AVOD App Todazon Available on Foxxum CTV OS

ANNOUNCEMENT / November 16, 2022

The innovator of smart TV solutions, Foxxum, is elated to announce the addition of the AVOD app Todazon which will be available worldwide on Foxxum CTV OS. In addition, Todazon’s selected content will also be featured on Foxxum’s AVOD service rlaxx TV in South Africa and Kenya with more African countries to follow.

 

Todazon is an AVOD streaming service from South Africa and offers on demand and live TV channels that feature news, music, sport, and entertainment programs among other categories. The wide range of movie genres span from documentaries and crime to romance and horror, ensuring a variety of content to choose from.

 

“We are very excited about the partnership with Foxxum. This will enable Todazon to reach more customers on Connected TVs and also on rlaxx TV. We are looking forward to growing and strengthening our relationship with Foxxum and also attracting more viewers.“, says Tshepo Phasha, CEO at Todazon.

 

“We are very proud to be able to realize two projects with Todazon: the launch of their app on Foxxum CTV OS for our worldwide customers and the subsequent launch of their selected content on rlaxx TV for our respected viewers in South Africa and Kenya”, says Ronny Lutzi, CEO at Foxxum GmbH.


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New and Improved Design: Foxxum Relaunches SX3 App

ANNOUNCEMENT / October 24, 2022

Foxxum, the innovator of smart TV solutions, relaunches the new SX3 app – formerly known as Super3 – from the company Corporació Catalana de Mitjans Audiovisuals (CCMA) on Foxxum CTV OS. SX3 is now also available worldwide.

 

Super3 is a Catalan public television channel broadcasting. Their latest SX3 app features new and improved designs and logos, as well as a broad selection of entertaining videos from the TV station’s animated series, plus an array of games and music in Catalan and some English programs for children up to 14 years old.

 

“We are excited to relaunch SX3 on Foxxum CTV OS and to offer their educational and fun children’s content to viewers worldwide”, says Ronny Lutzi, Founder and CEO at Foxxum GmbH.


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