Netflix Apps Arrive on Netgem’s TV Platform

Netgem’s Internet TV platform is now offering the Netflix app, along with OTT apps from BBC, Sky and YouTube.

Netgem’s platform integrates over-the-air TV with Internet-delivered video programming, both telco’s IPTV and OTT.


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Joseph Haddad, Netgem’s CEO, said the addition of OTT apps such as Netflix “is in line with our strategy of becoming the video entertainment services provider of choice to fixed and mobile operators around the world.”

The Internet TV platform delivers content to TV sets and mobile devices, in and out of the home. It also offers features such as a network DVR, catch-up TV options and a restart feature that lets viewers start a live show from the beginning.

The platform is currently being used in Finland by Elisa TV and in Mexico with Totalplay. Together, those two services will add 400,000 subscribers to Netflix’s reach.

Totalplay is a fiber-to-the-home broadband operator in Mexico, owned by Grupo Salinas, with around 200,000 residential subscribers. It offers triple play services using the Netgem Internet TV platform, broadband and voice. The Netflix deal marks the first time the app has been made available on pay TV set-top boxes in Mexico. “Accessing Netflix is now as simple as changing the channel,” said Totalplay CEO Eduardo Kuri.

Netflix has an estimated 2 million subs in Mexico, where it has operated since 2011. Totalplay is currently ranked number one on Netflix’s ISP rankings, with an average speed of 3.6 Mbps.

Finland-based Elisa TV will also now offer Netflix on its pay TV set-top boxes. Elisa has around 2.3 million subscribers in the country, and is the biggest mobile operator in the country. Netflix entered Finland in 2012.

Here’s a List of All the Pay TV Set-Top Boxes that Now Offer Netflix:
Australia Optus’s Fetch TV
Mexico Totalplay
Germany Deutsche Telekom

France Bouygues Telecom

Belgium Proximus TV
Denmark Waoo
Sweden Com Hem

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