Press Release: February 27, 2020
BritBox launches on netgem.tv
London, UK, February 2020: netgem.tv, the TV service designed for modern and savvy viewers in the UK and Ireland, is delighted to announce they will now offer the new BritBox service through its growing network of ISP operators and enabled netgem.tv devices in the market, available now. netgem.tv is the only modern alternative to traditional, expensive Pay TV for the 21st century household.
Your TV. Reinvented. Leveraging 20 years of expertise in powering innovative Telcos’ TV services, Netgem launched netgem.tv in 2019: the TV service designed for modern and savvy viewers in the UK and Ireland. At the heart netgem.tv offers the best of free TV, in ways not seen before: best Freeview Play experience with unique presentation across all channels and Catch-up services, complemented with inclusive premium content such as Premier Sports, and access to the most popular streaming services like Amazon Prime Video, Rakuten, Hayu, Hopster and many more. Keeping the pricing simple is as important as presenting the content in a user-friendly format, you get exclusive channels at no extra cost, including the newly added Premier Sports all for £14.99 per month.BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via web, mobile, or on their main TV, now also available on netgem.tv enabled devices and TV sets.
To mark the deal with BritBox, netgem.tv is also adding an extra 15 HD channels to its exciting line-up, which already features over 100+ live channels including Freeview and Premier Sports channels. Customers have access as well to the 25 catch-up channels, via all FreeviewPlay catch-up services, including all BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5 and UKTV and netgem.tv add ons such as Amazon Prime Video, hayu, Rakuten TV and YouTube. Additionally, following YouTube’s updates to the YouTube Kids app at the start of the year, netgem.tv will also feature the kids-safe YouTube Kids app to its service.
Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director of netgem.tv said - “British television has a rich and diverse heritage that BritBox is making accessible to an ever-increasing audience and, with our service already accessible via 12 Ultrafast Fibre provides with a reach of a quarter of a million TV households and growing with the Fibre rollout in the UK, we are delighted to be part of that heritage’s future.”
Paolo Pescatore, Tech, Media & Telco Analyst at PP Foresight - “Consumers are spoilt for choice with too many video streaming services available on different platforms chasing eyeballs. Moves to aggregate a broad range of genres in one place will reduce fragmentation and strongly resonate with households. Therefore, these all you can eat offerings represent a viable option for telecoms including alternative networks to drive engagement and increase loyalty among their subscribers. BritBox and netgem.tv cannot rest on their laurels and need to tirelessly strengthen their respective services with more content. Expect numerous new services to launch in the UK over coming months, which will increase the desire for always-available entertainment all in one place providing users with greater value.”
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