Netgem has announced a major content upgrade to its internet TV platform with the addition of Netflix. The new service is already available in Finland with Elisa TV, and Totalplay in Mexico, for an initial reach of over 400,000 subscribers.
The Netgem TV service integrates broadcast TV with IPTV and HTML5 OTT content, and offers capabilities including network PVR, timeshift, catch-up TV or restart. Netgem, a provider of telco TV, operates in 20 countries serving several million households.
“Netgem TV platform is trusted by all Hollywood studios, and major OTT brands such as BBC, YouTube or Sky TV. Netflix is a major addition,” said Joseph Haddad, CEO of Netgem. “This is in line with our strategy of becoming the video entertainment services provider of choice to fixed and mobile operators around the world. We are also the partner of content owners, extending their asset monetisation. We are proud that two innovative operators such as Totalplay and Elisa TV are integrating Netflix into their TV services with us.”
Elisa, the Finnish telecommunications, ICT and online service company serves 2.3 million customers. The Netflix integration into the Netgem platform is designed to improve the experience for Elisa customers with access to live and on-demand content without having to move from one service to another.
Totalplay is a fibre-to-the-home operator in Mexico City and a number of others in the country. TV services are an integral part of its three-play offering, and Netflix is a critical option for Totalplay customers, Netgem asserts.