Netgem TV adds Filmzie to UK offering

Ad-supported movie streaming and social platform Filmzie has integrated its offering with Netgem TV, the technology company’s TV service for the UK’s alternative telecom networks and ISPs.

The deal allows homes with a Netgem TV box or connected TV to access Filmzie series and films for free. The offering is available to recently launched ISP branded services such as Origin TV and Community Fibre TV.

The Netgem TV platform will promote Filmzie’s content through its streaming app but also via multiple areas on the Netgem User Interface, incluidng carousels, editorialised sections, and smart notifications both on big screen and mobile.

Netgem offers a range of AVOD and broadcaster free VOD mixed with premium services, such as Amazon Prime and live sports.

Filmzie’s AVOD offering will be available on all Netgem-supported TVs with no need to download any applications or additional software.

The launch follows Filmzie’s recent move in to streaming TV series, after acquiring its first slate of shows from All3Media International – including student comedy series Fresh Meat and teen series Skins.

Movies on the service include Taika Waititi’s What We Do in The Shadows, Korean director Park Chan Wook’s Lady Vengeance and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, and Maniac, starring Elijah Wood.

Matej Boda, CEO of Filmzie said: “Netgem has a reputation for giving its customers excellent content from the best providers. Its innovative approach to discoverability of brilliant TV shows and films fits with our belief in promoting hidden gems as well as A-list films. As we continue our growth in the UK and international markets, we know Netgem will support our objectives and help us bring top class series and films to wider audiences, for free.”

Shan Eisenberg, CCO at Netgem TV said: “We’re delighted to be the first TV service in the UK and Ireland to fully embed the great collection of movies and series offered by Filmzie. We know viewers are craving for a better value alternative to old-school Pay TV, in the same way that they are also turning to new, better options for ultrafast broadband. We warmly welcome Filmzie to accompany our joined growth with Altnets and challenger ISPs.”

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