Netgem has announced a partnership with France Channel for the upcoming launch of the first SVoD service for French original programming, starting with the US market in the coming months.
The offering follows a similar model as BritBox for British content, where the France Channel premium offering will promote French original programming abroad. The new service brings together in a single place a wide range of programmes covering movies, TV series & drama, animation, documentaries, and TV shows.
A wealth of content made available for international reach will be aggregated on the Netgem multiscreen platform as successfully deployed in France under the MyVIDEOFUTUR service and in the UK with Netgem TV for Fibre Internet Service Providers.
Netgem will provide France Channel with an end-to-end solution delivered ‘as a Service’, enabling SVoD services in multi-screen mode as well as rich features for a fast, intuitive and immersive user experience. The application developed by Netgem will be available on iOS, Android, web browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Edge) and on Roku. The offer will be launched in the US in early 2021 under the French Channel brand.
Mathias Hautefort, Netgem Group CEO, commented: “We are very pleased to take part in this ambitious project alongside France Channel and to help French programming reach more audiences and cross new borders. France Channel can count on our know-how in creating immersive user experiences and the strength of our multi-screen content platform, currently deployed to a number of telecom operator customers in France and the UK.”
Julien Verley, President and Founder of France Channels, added: “The partnership with Netgem is strategic for the development of our international service. We are delighted to kick off this journey with a recognised technology player who shares with us the vision for this unprecedented project. We’re looking forward to becoming the go-to destination for all French and French culture enthusiasts in the US and beyond.”