Connected TV solution from Netgem
March 19, 2014
Colin Mann @ TV Connect
Connected home entertainment market specialist Netgem has unveiled its new out-of-the-box connected TV solution, netbox360. This new entertainment video offering enables operators to bring premium linear, on-demand and OTT content and services to any screen in the home, delivering next-generation immersive experiences in a personalised, ‘lean-back’ fashion.
Netgem notes that with rising consumer demand for alternatives to linear TV content and services, its next-generation entertainment gateway enables operators of all types, including mobile and telco operators, to enhance the linear TV experience, bypassing restrictions imposed by limited bandwidth through a its game changer technology Total TV. Total TV provides advanced, ultra-high bandwidth video experiences, including live HD streaming, enhanced DVR, programme start-over and time-shift, to any home with a 4Mbits+ broadband connection.
Designed to provide a highly immersive and intuitive user experience across tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs, Netgem’s H+mepage user interface aims to ensure seamless navigation and a consistent user experience across different devices, helping operators to deliver a compelling connected-TV line-up to customers.
Through an open approach and native support for HTML5 and HbbTV, netbox360 enables operators to integrate seamlessly broadcast streams and popular OTT content, broadening the reach of content to all connected devices in the home.
According to Netgem president, Christophe Aulnette, Netbox360 provides an off-the-shelf solution for any operator looking to start and operate a full Connected TV service in the home, delivering a full featured multi-screen TV and video experience on any network. “With an emphasis on delivering content-driven, seamless experiences via an engaging interface, netbox360 lowers the entry barrier for any operator looking to attract new consumers and gain relevance with next-generation video experiences in today’s increasingly crowded digital living room,” he stated.
Netbox360 additionally supports:
- Content driven immersive and intuitive user interface on any screen
- Live streaming to multiple devices in the home
- Content owner friendly with the support of HTML5 and HbbTV
- Support for any Tablet and Smartphone for ‘second screen’ live and on-demand video
- Extensive catch-up and permanent time-shifting to any home with a 4Mbits+ broadband connection