Technical concept, UI/UX design and development of ZDFmediathek apps for Microsoft Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone.


ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) is Germany’s national public television broadcaster. Complementing a focus on news and current affairs, ZDF is also particularly successful with documentaries, fiction and sports programs, and has proved able to defend a leading position in the highly competitive environment of currently over 40 German free-to-air TV channels.


Axinom is a long term vendor for ZDF for the most successful IPTV offering in German speaking market ZDFmediathek. One of the highlights is the implementation on all Microsoft client platforms: Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox (Xbox LIVE).

ZDF’s goal was to create cross platform applications mirroring the user experience of the web edition of ZDFmediathek enhanced with Microsoft’s Modern UI/UX Design and innovative control concepts. In the latest version the cross platform applications support Microsoft Universal Windows Platform (UWP).


The Axinom team has created a cross-platform concept for all three platforms. The apps exploit each platform’s potential (voice and gesture control on Xbox, Live Tile on Windows client platforms, etc.) while preserving a high recognition value of ZDFmediathek brand.

After successful launch in the stores, the apps are very popular and are being expanded and updated on a regular basis.