Netgem launches Super WiFi on Videofutur

TV and broadband technology company Netgem has launched Super WiFi, a new service designed to improve WiFi coverage in consumers’ homes, with the service initially deployed across its Videofutur fibre ISP business in France. Videofutur focuses on providing broadband and entertainment to under-served regions in France. The new Videofutur maFibre proposition couples 1Gbps fibre access […]

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 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 […]

Videofutur to provide quad-play fibre service over SFR RIP

Altice France/SFR has struck an agreement with French service provider Videofutur whereby the latter will make its commercial fibre offering available via the Réseaux d’Initiative Publique (RIP) – shared networks supported by local authorities – that are exploited by SFR. Videofutur plans to deploy its commercial fibre offering to two million homes covered by the […]

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 […]

Netgem takes loss as it invests in future growth

French technology provider Netgem, which yesterday revealed that it was providing the set-tops and platform for the TV service of UK operator EE, has posted a net loss of €619,000 for the first half, compared with a €3.753 million profit last year. Netgem saw its revenues increase by 12% to €37.940 million in the first […]

French VoD providers team up ahead of possible Netflix launch

French subscription video-on-demand services Videofutur and FilmoTV have struck a partnership that will see FilmoTV’s SVoD offering made available through Videofutur’s Netgem-supplied OTT set-top. The move is the latest evidence of a burst of activity in the French digital media space – including Canal+’s creation of a dedicated OTT unit and acquisition of a majority […]

Videofutur sees growth in second half

French DVD rental and video-on-demand specialist Videofutur, which is in the process of being acquired by technology company Netgem, turned in revenue growth of 15% for the second half of the year, taking its second half total to €3.95 million. Total annual revenues amounted to €7.37 million, the same as the previous year. The company […]

Netgem to acquire Videofutur

French technology company Netgem is to acquire DVD rental and video-on-demand specialist Videofutur. Netgem has made a cash offer for 100% of Videofutur’s stock and convertible bonds that has secured the approval of the boards of both companies. Netgem said its objective was to return to growth in its home market by focusing on the […]

Videofutur VOD on Philips Smart TVs

French video rental specialist Videofutur’s video-on-demand service is now available on Philips’ Smart TV portal. Videofutur  users can now rent certain movies four months after their theatrical release on Philips Smart TVs as well as other devices. Videofutur is also offering 10 VOD titles to purchasers of Philips 5500-series TVs via Amazon and Pixmania.