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In a move that the company says is a reinvention of TV services, with the first personalised experience and offering best of free and pay-TV, has announced the official launch of its next-generation of smart TV service.

netgem three 21Nov2018Combining a new app-powered TV personalised service, which will be available on iOS/Android bundled with the NetBox 4K, the UK’s first Freeview and 4K media streamer, the service aims to bring TV streaming experience to a new level for UK consumers.

It offers over 50,000 hours of content with access to 100 live Freeview channels, catch-up content from the BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, My5, UKTV Play, plus access to leading streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video, YouTube 4K and Rakuten TV. Newly refreshed content is always presented by relevance and category, rather than leaving the viewer to face a wall of apps. The service also gives access to multi-room functionality, with one app able to stream to multiple screens in the home.

When users sign up via an app on iOS or Android, they gain access to recommended content based on their preferences and evolving with their everyday selection. Each time the TV is on or the mobile app is opened, users can watch live or recorded or cast content onto the main TV, then using their smartphone as a companion app for searching content and controlling the TV.

The service is also included in bundles by UK service providers, such as Three mobile’s Wuntu app and fibre broadband players such as Jersey Telecom, Voneus and Pure Fibre.

Commenting on the launch, MD Sylvain Thevenot said: “TV has evolved a lot over the last few years, and with, we are pleased to bring together the best of pay-TV with the best of free-TV, delivering the greatest value content across all consumer segments. Whether you are time-poor family parents wanting to follow your favourite series without having to look for content inside multiple apps, or you are a teenager wanting to watch the latest reality TV show in your bedroom, or simply accessing the recorded News on your tablet, we have reinvented TV with a simple, affordable, and personalised multiscreen TV service.”

Added Paolo Pescatore, SVP of consumer services MIDiA Research: “This represents a key step in the journey of reinventing the company as a consumer-facing brand. There are still obstacles, but represent a great alternative to costly TV services for consumers. [It is] a great partner for telcos and other providers looking to offer a TV service with a wealth of content.”