Telco entertainment solution provider Netgem, has launched its CloudTV product tailored for the German cable and IPTV market with purtel.com, a wholesale IP services provider becoming the first customer.
The purTV service will be distributed by purtel.com to its cable and Internet service provider client base to enable them to upgrade their TV propositions.
Consumers using purTV will be able to gain access to linear and on-demand German and international content – including 4K – through an innovative multi-screen experience that incorporates flick-to-TV and cloud recording among others.
purtel.com supplies cable, satellite and network operators with end-to-end capabilities to deliver high quality services to their customers, including automation, connectivity and billing solutions. The partnership will enable purtel.com to provide its clients with entertainment services that they can offer to their customers for the first time.
“We are proud to be Netgem’s first German technology partner,” said Dr Markus von Voss, Managing Director of purtel.com. “This partnership will enable us to offer our clients purTV and work with them to deliver a high performance TV-as-a-service solution to complement their existing services.”
“The German triple-play market is the largest in Europe, and sill very fragmented, with 1.5 million homes in particular addressed by local ISPs without a 21st Century TV experience,” noted Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director of Netgem. “Our CloudTV solution makes it financially and technologically possible for operators to rapidly deploy innovative entertainment services to these households. Today, purtel.com is this first deployment of our CloudTV solution tailored for Germany, and it marks another milestone in Netgem’s market development plans.”