Netgem, which offers a 4K Freeview TV box and service to direct customers and via several broadband companies (such as TalkTalk), is boosting up its free content roster with several new TV and movie channels, along with 10 new interactive games.
The range of channels includes one that shows back-to-back episodes of Survivor – the iconic US TV series, which has been absent from UK TV for years – and is also available on Samsung’s TV player.
In the US and a few other countries, Survivor is available on Paramount+ (as its a CBS show) – but in the UK, the series never made it to our version of Paramount+. Meanwhile, a UK version of the series is also returning to our screen, with a new series coming to the BBC in 2023.
More new content coming to Netgem includes a POP Kids channel, a channel dedicated to the classic Deal Or No Deal US show, Christmas films and more (see the full list below).
The channels are all broadband-based, therefore customers will need to have their Netgem box connected to the internet – but won’t need an aerial.
Furthermore, the channels are all free – with adverts.
Netgem, a company based in France, has two operation models in the UK – customers can buy its Netgem Netbox 4K as a standalone Freeview Recorder, and then also sign up for a number of additional premium channels, as well as get free ad-supported channels.
In recent years, however, Netgem has been focusing on signing contracts with broadband providers, becoming their “TV Offer”.
Last year, Netgem partnered with TalkTalk, to become one of the budget broadband provider’s TV offers (TalkTalk also offers a 4K Android Box).
Sylvain Thevenot, Chief Commercial & Customer Officer at Netgem Said: “Our priority at Netgem TV is always to bring the best entertainment at the lowest price to UK viewers, which is particularly important in those times of wallet crunch.”
How To Get Netgem’s New Channels And Games
The new channels are available to new and existing customers at no extra cost. Some are available now, while others will be added within the coming days (before Christmas).
The channels will be available to all direct Netgem customers in the UK, as well as across Netgem’s Internet Service Providers’ partner networks, including:
TalkTalk, Community Fibre, Lothian Broadband, Brawband, Pop Telecom, Air Broadband, Inspire, Box Broadband, PureFibre, InternetTY, Octaplus, Link Broadband, Pure Telecom, Be Smart and Wightfibre.
Some of the new channels (such as Great! Movies) are also available on Freeview – but their broadband-based version on Netgem may have a slightly different schedule, plus – they don’t require an aerial.
The list of new Netgem channels includes:
- 906 – Horizon
- 907 – Deal or no Deal US
- 964 – Survivor
- 952 – PBS America
- 913 – Great! Christmas
- 914 – Great! Movies
- 971 – Pop Kids (With a content mix of Pop and Tiny Pop)
- 968 – DuckTV
- 936 – AWE Encore
- 972 – Brat TV
- 974 – Da Vinci
- 969 – Tayo+
In addition to the channels, NetgemTV is adding 10 exciting new games to its recently launched video game hub, bringing the total to over 30 games available at no additional cost and without a need for costly equipment.