Zattoo Chairman and CTO Sugih Jamin has told insideTonic that he is at a loss as to claims that broadcasters in Spain may be planning a legal challenge to the service as reported by NewTeeVee. Jamin states that everything had been officially cleared in Spain although the challenge is being taken “very seriously” by Zattoo.
Jamin told us:
In Spain, we were granted a government license authorising our service and the distribution of the channels in our lineup. All the channels we stream in Spain are thus either explicitly authorized by the broadcaster or by the government license.
Zattoo launched its IPTV service in Spain in June. It is currently retransmitting 12 channels in Spain: La Primera, La Dos, Antena3, Cuatro, Telecinco, La Sexta, Teledeporte, Canal 24 Horas, Deutsche Welle, France 24, SF Info, and TVP Polonia. The company has also launched in Switzerland, Denmark and the UK and is in negotiations with several other countries.
Jamin reports that so far, Zattoo have received no official legal challenge from Spanish broadcasters.