London – 18 August, 2020 W4free, the advertiser-supported streaming service featuring quality TV movie, documentaries, and series, has launched on award-winning Netgem TV. W4Free is available now on Netgem’s growing network of fibre broadband providers, Smart TVs, set top boxes and mobile devices. The announcement was made today by Chris Sharp, Chairman, W4free, and Sylvain Thevenot, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Netgem.
W4Free is at the start of an aggressive increase in movies and series for its curated platform having recently completed content licensing deals with Kaleidoscope, Platform Entertainment, The Film Consortium, Icon Film Distribution and Signature Entertainment that will bring over 250 contemporary movie titles to the platform. The service has also recently added news and sports programming.
Netgem TV has been an ever evolving service since its inception at the beginning of 2019 and W4Free is just the latest addition of inclusive content onto the Netgem TV service, following the addition of Premier Sports, LaLigaTV and 20 other linear channels earlier this year.
“The W4Free service arrives on Netgem TV at just the right time adding a fantastic collection of movies and series for our customers at no extra cost,” commented Thevenot. “We are focused on making our customers’ lives easier by giving them more choice and easy access to quality content on a service that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. By working with content partners like W4Free we are able to significantly increase the value of our TV service and the streaming proposition for growing Altnets in the UK and Ireland.”
“Adding Netgem TV as a distribution partner is an important development in the evolution of w4free.com. It will certainly expand our footprint in Britain,” says Sharp. “The key to our growth will be to maximize our consumer visibility making it even easier for customers to see our curated programme service. Being available on a platform like Netgem TV that is across linear and mobile platforms is a tremendous step forward.”
About Netgem TV
Netgem TV is the service designed for modern and savvy viewers in the UK and Ireland. At the heart, Netgem TV offers the best of free TV, inclusive premium content and a growing collection of the most popular streaming services.
Netgem TV is powered by Netgem, which has over 20 years of experience innovating in Internet-connected solutions for Operators. Netgem is a leading service provider for the next-gen Fibre homes, with an evolving range of connected home products and services. Netgem creates a unique and unified experience across TV and mobile, offering access to the best digital TV, music and video streaming services across the biggest names in local and global content.
About W4free and Watch4
W4free and Watch4 are advertiser-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) portals for free use. In addition to a large selection of movies and series, they offer viewers exciting documentaries and sports broadcasts – as well as a variety of videos from the lifestyle, comedy and automotive sectors. W4free launched in the UK 2019 with Sky Media selling advertising. Watch4 was launched in 2018 and is available in Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland l on all mobile devices and via Apple TV, Swisscom TV Box and Sky Ticket. W4free and Watch4 are owned by Zug, Switzerland’s Video Solutions AG. .