Sure chooses Netgem for its Hybrid TV services

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
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NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France — Netgem (Paris: NTG FP 7537; ETGM), a leader in connected home technologies and solutions, has announced that Sure, part of Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), has partnered with Netgem to launch a new hybrid IPTV service for its customers in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

By working with Netgem, Sure has been able to make use of its broadband network to deliver Over the Top (OTT) live and non-linear content to a hybrid STB. This means the operator can now add premium TV to its bouquet of services and offer its customers triple and quad play packages.

The new service is powered by Netgem’s N8200 hybrid PVR integrating its nCloud middleware; subscribers will benefit from a brand-new TV experience that supplements UK DVB-T2 free-to-air channels for popular non-linear entertainment content and a fluid and consistent user interface.

Mike Phillips, Head of Product Development of Sure, commented: “Thanks to Netgem’s innovative solutions, our customers have been introduced to a comprehensive TV experience which integrates three key aspects: in region DTT; the power of the Internet to deliver apps and infill the missing regional DTT channels via IP; and a community element, by enabling the delivery of a wide range of digital content from news, weather, travel and local radio services coupled with a local Video on Demand platform containing a wide range of local and locally produced content.”