Netgem offers three months for free amid coronavirus

On-demand TV streamer Netgem TV is launching a free three-month offer in an attempt to “support customers during the uncertainty provoked by COVID-19.” The company said that customers from Netgem’s network of broadband providers – an estimated 250,000 households – will be able to benefit from a totally free subscription to the service for three […]

Netgem adds BritBox to UK line-up

Netgem is to add ITV and BBC streaming JV BritBox to the line-up of services it offers via ISPs and OTT devices in the UK marke In addition to launching the £5.99 a month BritBox service on its platform, Netgem has also announced that it is adding 15 new HD channels to its line-up, which […]

Premier Sports launches on

Premier Sports is to provide its services on the platform in the UK. The broadcaster, which is available through subscription service to 16 million homes, has chosen as a strategic partner in order to capitalise on its ability to distribute content via fibre optic connectivity across the UK, according to Netgem. The agreement […]

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 […]

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