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Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 (12:01 am) - Score 1,832
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Customers of UK ISP Origin Broadband are to be offered a new Pay TV service after IPTV supplier Netgem TV announced that it had just launched their “largest deployment deal to date” with the internet provider, which is being bundled alongside their broadband and phone packages with prices from £12.99 per month.

The set-top-boxes that Netgem TV provide – Netbox HD and Netbox 4K – tend to be similar to some of those supplied by rival video streaming companies like Roku (Now TV), including the usual array of premium content (sports), apps (Amazon Prime Video, hayu, Rakuten TV, YouTube etc.), live TV channels (Freeview) and catch-up content.

The TV company’s kit has already been adopted by a number of broadband ISPs (e.g. WightFibre, Gigaclear) and now Origin Broadband has joined their ranks. The agreement itself was first confirmed at the end of 2019 (here) but has now gone live.

Oliver Bryssau, CEO of Origin Broadband, said:

“Origin has enjoyed double-digit growth in a highly competitive marketplace, and the low-cost yet high-quality and flexible television service provided by Netgem was the perfect tool to continue to drive that growth forward.

Netgem allows us to provide a genuine value broadband and video package alternative to the £50/m and upwards routinely charged by our competitors, and has allowed us to do so quickly and with very little capital exposure.”

Sylvain Thevenot, Netgem TV’s Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, said:

“There was no better partner than Origin Broadband to introduce the next evolution of our TV service in the UK, offering greater choice at better value to the consumer and a fast launching solution to ISPs looking to add video to their services and expand their reach.

The altnets are seeing great success in the currently challenging economy and we believe that adding flexible, high quality and value-conscious video services to their offering, as Origin Broadband has just done, will help continue to drive their growth forward and increase customer loyalty.”

We should point out that Origin are not classified as an alternative network (altnet) because they make use of Openreach’s underlying infrastructure and haven’t built physical fixed line infrastructure of their own.

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12 Responses
  1. Avatar Telly Addict

    Netgem TV is the worst paid TV service and IPTV / streaming service in the UK, absolute cacca.

  2. Avatar Bob

    Netgem TV is just an expensive and worse version of the Amazon FireTV

    If you have a Smart TV you already have everything that Netgem offers

  3. Avatar Pete Lowes

    Origin aren’t Doncaster based anymore they departed before going into their CVA

  4. Avatar Stuart James

    Im an origin customer when can i get this .

  5. Avatar Josh Welby

    As Freeview is currently closing down there Muxes, Netgem
    will become absolutely useless you have a very old TV with NO Smart Features

    Agreed, absolutely Caca, what a waste of time!!

    • Avatar Ivor

      er, they’re closing down one multiplex and another might go at some point. But those were only ever going to be temporary multiplexes, designed to carry HD content and drive people to buy Freeview HD equipment back when this was a premium choice.

      Those two multiplexes weren’t available to large chunks of the country anyway. The remaining six multiplexes (that have existed since 1998) aren’t going anywhere.

  6. Avatar Annie Yuill

    Great news! This sounds ace.

  7. Avatar pauline

    Really surprised by some of the comments on value.. I signed up to Netgem TV a few months ago and find it much better value than my old Sky TV package!

  8. Avatar Joe

    I must admit the amount of choices available on Netgem is a dream come true. I wouldn’t give that up for anything else.

  9. Avatar Jamie

    NETGEM over any other channels.. any day

  10. Avatar Kwame

    I believe the content on NETGEM box is unparalleled. I have used this provider over the years and have always loved the updates they provide. The current UI of the application is super awesome, giving the user ease of use of navigation, content and great user experience. I believe I have also had great customer support from the NETGEM team anytime I have issues with my device. I will easily rate them 5/5 oon every thing.

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