Video entertainment provider Netgem secured 29 additional content partnerships throughout 2015, bringing the total number of partners to more than 50. The agreements, signed for the UK and European markets, have enabled Netgem to provision free and pay-as-you-go content to the customer base of its telco operator clients, providing over 400 channels and thousands of on-demand video assets.
Netgem has signed partnerships with content providers including MUBI, Netflix, Youtube, Wuaki.TV, and Sky’s Now TV.
One of the company’s most recent partnerships has been with online TV streaming solution Simplestream to provide the company’s TV Player Plus service that offers customers in the UK TV and films across free and premium TV channels, including Eurosport, National Geographic and Cartoon Network. Netgem has also signed an agreement with global media solutions provider Globecast to provide My Polish TV and Telefrance in the UK which launched on EE TV on 26 November.
“The Triple/Quad-Play telecoms market is an incredibly competitive space, with a range of service providers competing hard to maintain revenue streams and gain new customers,” said Sylvain Thevenot, managing director of Netgem TV PVX. “By signing agreements with leading content providers on our TelcoTV platform, we are enabling telcos to save both in terms of cost and time-to-market as they deploy engaging TV services to their customers. Operators can then focus on delivering the best customer experience, rather than having to deal with the challenges of securing and maintaining content services and building out content management infrastructure.”
The TelcoTV platform integrates broadcast TV with IPTV and HTML 5-based OTT content to enable telecoms service providers to deliver a viewing experience to customers across TV and mobile devices.