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News expands into Ireland to catch the “skinny bundles” consumer trend following success in the UK

27/03/19 has just announced the launch of its personalised Internet TV service in Ireland, following a successful entry into the UK market last year, with a range of smart-home devices distributed on Amazon, Ebay from today, and with more Retail distribution channels and Broadband Service providers to be open soon in Ireland.

The service will bring together the best of saorview live channels and on-demand content through one slick interface, for the first time to Irish viewers.

The app-controlled TV service has won plaudits in Britain for bringing together the best of paid-for TV content and Freeview in one intuitive personalised recommendation service bringing the most popular Live and on-demand TV services on Mobile devices and large TV screens in the lounge.

In 2018, launched a range of smart-home devices including an all-in-one FreeviewPlay soundbar & TV streamer, the Soundbox HD (‘Most Innovative in-home device’ TV Connect Awards 2018); and the NetBox HD, recently voted ‘Best FreeviewPlay set-top-box of 2019’ by Expert Reviews.

The innovative service has also been shortlisted in the 2019 UK National Technology Awards in the Consumer Product of the Year and Smart Home Solution of the Year categories coming up in May. currently partners with Freeview Play in the UK, and features Amazon Prime Video, Rakuten, Youtube, Hayu as well as a growing number of new TV channels and On-Demand services added every month.

Following the March launch of its Irish service on, new on demand and live content, innovative features and distribution partners are expected to be announced soon.

Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director of said: “We are excited about this expansion of our next generation TV service and look forward to bringing the best of free and paid-for content to the Irish market. Personalised, on-demand TV is the future of home viewing and we are proud to be at the vanguard of the streaming revolution. We’re confident that our combination of great content in a smart and reliable service will be a big hit with TV lovers in Ireland and look forward to growing our proposition here with more distribution partners and more brilliant Video services.”

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Video for the Irish service is available here
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Aaron Sharp
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About is the result of 20 years of experience pioneering connected home entertainment, with viewers at the heart of innovation. It started with: the first connected TV box with ITV Digital in 2000, then BT iPlayer in 2002, the first connected PVR box with Fetch-TV in 2008, and more recently innovating with the advanced multiscreen EE TV since 2014. In 2018, expanded its Product portfolio with further innovations both in terms of Smart Devices (first all-in-one Soundbar & TV box with ‘SoundBox’) and Content: Freeview live TV, catch-up shows as well as the best from Premium On-Demand with first to market launching Freeview Play, Amazon Prime Video and Youtube combined on a TV box. is launching the personalised TV experience via a sophisticated mobile App – supporting recommendations, live and recording viewing, and cast the most popular On-Demand content. Netgem is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris Compartment C (ISIN: FR0004154060, Reuters: ETGM.PA, Bloomberg: NTG:FP). To discover our products, visit


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