Origin broadband and Netgem have joined forces to offer Origin TV, a new multiscreen service combining a wealth of free live and On-demand content from public broadcasters, YouTube and YouTube Kids, genre based ‘go to’ channels, along with premium sport content through Premier Sports, with access to Spanish and Italian top football matches exclusively from La Liga and the Serie A.
Some150 games will broadcast live in HD and be included in the bundle price in the coming weeks as La Liga, Serie A and the Premier League play out their resumed seasons. Additionally, Origin customers can use their Amazon Prime accounts, sign up to Britbox, and watch the latest cinema releases on Rakuten TV – all through one discovery and search experience, powered by Netgem TV.
“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 forwards,” commented Oliver Bryssau, CEO, Origin Broadband. “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.”
“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,” added Sylvain Thevenot, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Netgem TV. “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.”