Spanish TV Networks Consider Suing Zattoo

Zattoo, a P2P television company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Zurich, Switzerland, is likely to get sued by five Spanish television networks, according to a report in Telecom Paper, a subscription-only news service. We are still waiting for more details on this development.

Zattoo had launched its service in Spain with 67 channels and is in the process of expanding into other European markets like Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom. The technology of the company comes from a group of researchers at the University of Michigan.

Zattoo is part of a growing number of start-ups including Joost, Babelgum, UUSee and MediaZone that are trying to use P2P to deliver television streams. We profiled the company earlier this year.