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.”
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.
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.