Netgem has announced a partnership with France Channel for the upcoming launch of the first SVoD service with original French programming, starting with the US market in the coming months.
The offer follows a model similar to the BritBox for British content, where the premium France Channel offer will promote original French programming abroad. The new service brings together in one place a wide range of programs covering films, TV series and dramas, animation, documentaries and TV shows.
A multitude of content made available internationally will be aggregated on the Netgem multi-screen platform successfully deployed in France under the MyVIDEOFUTUR service and in the United Kingdom with Netgem TV for Fiber Internet access providers.
Netgem will provide France Channel with an end-to-end solution delivered “as a service”, allowing SVoD services in multi-screen mode as well as rich functionalities 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 United States in early 2021 under the French Channel brand.
Mathias Hautefort, CEO of Netgem Group, said: “We are very happy to participate 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 on the strength of our multi-screen content platform, currently deployed with many telecom operator customers in France and 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 launch this trip with a recognized technological player who shares with us vision for that unprecedented project. we‘I can’t wait to become the must-see destination for all French people and enthusiasts of French culture in the United States and elsewhere. »