Netgem names Hautefort as CEO

French technology outfit and service provider Netgem has appointed Mathias Hautefort as CEO, replacing Joseph Haddad, who remains chairman of the company. Hautefort will assume his new position on July 1 and will remain president of Vitis, the unit that holds Netgem’s Videofutur service provider arm. Netgem is in the midst of transitioning to a […] launches in Ireland has launched its personalised Internet TV service in Ireland, following its entry into the UK market last year, with a range of smart-home devices distributed on Amazon, Ebay from today, and with more retail distribution channels and broadband service provider partners to follow, according to the company. The service will bring together live channels […]

Netgem confirms RIP strategy, moving platform business to Videofutur

Technology group Netgem has confirmed its strategy of reorienting as a provider of connected home solutions and services  for multi-service operators as it posted a 32% decline in revenue and a 59% decline in EBITDA for 2018. Netgem has focused its efforts on providing services and equipment over public initiative fibre networks in France. These […]

TF1 strikes distribution deal with Videofutur

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has struck a new distribution deal with Videofutur, the Netgem-backed outfit that provides linear and on-demand services over public fibre networks. The deal will see free-to-air channels TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Series Films and LCI distributed over Videofutur’s network along with on-demand content associated with these channels. The agreement provides Videofutur […]

Human rights TV channel launches in the UK

The International Observatory of Human Rights (IOHR) has launched what it claims is the first dedicated human rights TV channel in the UK. The IOHR celebrated its first anniversary with the launch of IOHRTV at an event at London’s Frontline Club last week. The channel is available online and via the Netgem.TV platform. IOHR director, […]

Netgem TV launches 4K UHD streamer and mobile app

Netgem TV has launched its 4K UHD smart TV service, combining an app-based TV service available on iOS/Android bundled with the UK’s first Freeview and 4K media streamer, the NetBox 4K. Netgem said that the NetBox 4K is the first device in the UK combining full 4K media streaming capabilities over high-speed WiFi, with the […]

Netgem TV strikes deal with Channels Islands telco

TV technology and service provider Netgem TV has struck a customer loyalty partnership deal for its Amazon Prime-including offering with Channels Island telco JT, formerly Jersey Telecom. JT and Netgem TV will offer JT customers a Netgem SoundBox packaged with Amazon Prime for new and existing customers. By signing up to a JT Pay Monthly […]

Netgem teams up with Three for ‘disruptive’ offering

Technology company Netgem and mobile operator Three UK have teamed up to launch what they describe as a “customer-facing disruptive entertainment proposition” , exclusive for Three mobile customers​ and available via the operator’s Wuntu loyalty app. Three customers will be extended an exclusive deal on Netgem’s NetBox HD, offering Freeview Play, Amazon Prime Video and […]

Netgem hit by shock decline in IPTV revenues

TV technology outfit Netgem saw revenues slide by a dramatic 30% in the first half thanks to a “much more pronounced than expected” slowdown in IPTV deployments. The company attributed the decline to caution by operators about investments, particularly in low ARPU markets where returns take longer to materialise. Netgem said that its own total […]

Netgem TV launched in UK with Freeview Play and Amazon

Netgem has launched its Netgem TV offering in the UK, featuring content from partners including Freeview Play and Amazon Prime Video. Netgem TV, which aggregates a range of content, providing access to ‘skinny bundling’ offerings and other services, is currently available on Netgem’s own branded devices, including its recently launched SoundBox device. In addition to […]

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