The new smart TV service, known as Binge TV, will provide customers with such features as an integrated user interface, local and international TV channels, seven-day catch-up and integrated OTT services such as YouTube and Netflix. It also incorporates a network PVR (nPVR) that offers access to thousands of hours of on demand programming, both inside and outside the home, with a recommendation engine.
The Netgem solution also integrates the Binge TV mobile app, which provides direct access to live and catch-up services across all available channels.
Einari Karneva, head of Binge Business at Elisa said: “As we expand into new countries, we want to provide consumers with the best TV experience possible, and a flexible way to grow the service once launched. By deploying Binge TV, we can reach a growing population who want access to their TV content wherever they are, and Netgem’s platform gives us a unique flexibility to add more content and features over time.”
Commenting on the announcement,Sylvain Thevenot, MD at Netgem, added: “Consumer behaviour is changing, and operators need rapidly deployable and dynamic solutions that will enable them to maintain a competitive edge. This deployment of Binge TV using Netgem’s Diamond entertainment software suite enables Elisa to reach new audience segments as it extends into a new market, offering a full suite of live, on demand and quality OTT content based on an award-winning cloud-based platform from day one.”
Estonia is the third new TV market Netgem has entered in 2017 after the Middle East and Germany.
Netgem will be present at Stand 5 C.70 at IBC 2017.