Netgem and Sharp partner for telco-oriented smart soundbar

Connected home company Netgem has launched the second generation of its smart soundbar for telcos. Developed in partnership with Sharp and designed by a well-known designer team, the premium compact soundbar offers an all-in-one home system, managed by operators. The Soundbox is fully integrated with the Netgem back-end, multiscreen solutions, and tools for telcos.  Features […]

Netgem relaunches Videofutur with box-less offering and NDVR

Netgem-owned French service provider Videofutur, which operators on the Réseaux d’Initiatives Publics (RIP) fibre networks set up to provide broadband in underserved areas of the country, has relaunched its proposition with a box-less offering, multiscreen TV and a network DVR service with all major French channels. Videofutur has launched VIC, a new box-less TV offering […]

Netgem survey: streaming eclipses DVR viewing in UK

Only two thirds of UK adults now use the ability to record programmes via DVR functionality, compared with 81% who stream content, according to a consumer survey by technology company and service provider Netgem. According to the survey of 2,000 UK adults, some 65% use their record function to record programmes Older adults are more […]

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 […]

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