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Gibraltar: Gibtelecom launches Sofi

June 5, 2018

Gibtelecom has confirmed the launch of Sofi – its digital entertainment service. Gibtelecom’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Bristow, said the service will provide “an all-round entertainment experience for ‘the Rock’. With over 60 channels licensed directly from the studios, easy access on-demand entertainment and support via a dedicated TV support helpline.”

Senior Marketing Executive, Lianne Azzopardi commented: “There is something for everyone on the Sofi platform. Highlights include being able to get the cinema experience at home with Rakuten TV, which offers the latest releases, thousands of movies and some of the best TV series on demand. There is also a great kids offering which includes Hopster – the UK’s favourite learning and entertainment app; and access to millions of music tracks and endless playlists from your favourite artists on Deezer.”

Gibtelecom’s Chief Operations Officer, Adrian Moreno, added that “the company has worked tirelessly over the past year to engage with studios and content providers to also offer a great selection of linear programming. This includes Eurosport, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky News, MotoGP, MTV, VH1, BBC World News and more, including various Spanish channels and some channels which have not previously been available in Gibraltar. Over time we plan to add more and more licensed content.”

Gibtelecom has partnered with Netgem develop the Sofi digital entertainment platform. Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director Netgem UK, commented “We are pleased to partner with a leading operator like Gibtelecom to deliver the best entertainment experience to its customers. We are excited to bring the distribution of our open entertainment products to the territory of Gibraltar, both on the traditional Set Top Box and through our acclaimed SoundBox”.

Sofi is available to Gibtelecom’s residential broadband customers through an advanced STB and will be included as part of the company’s flagship Monster Bundle product – which currently includes up to 100Mbps home broadband and a mobile plan with 10GB of data, 1000 minutes and 1000 SMS which can be used in Gibraltar or throughout the European Economic Area for £55 per month. Gibtelecom residential broadband customers who do not wish to subscribe to the Monster Bundle will be able to subscribe to Sofi from £10 a month.

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