NetRange has over 2,000 linear TV channels available

January 8, 2014 07.44 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Netrange smart TV portalsGerman NetRange has signed contracts with more than 2,000 linear TV channels for distribution to smart TV sets.

Starting this year NetRange portals will carry one of the largest linear TV offerings in the global market. The channels will be streamed over-the-top to smart TVs that feature the NetRange portal.

Technical barriers which limit the availability of additional channels do not exist anymore as no technical infrastructure is needed. ”Our solution has no technical limitations”, said Jan Wendt, CEO of NetRange.

“Therefore, we can add linear channels from everywhere to everywhere with no limitations regarding quantity”.

The TV channels will be available in two different technical play-out qualities. Standard streaming will be provided via HLS.

In the future NetRange will offer an additional premium virtual-multicast-solution with which NetRange will achieve a TV like standard regarding channel switching time and signal quality.

This new product will be available on all NetRange portals in over 95 countries.

“This is a great new generation of TV,” said Wendt, “consumers around the world will now have access to more than ten of the most important international news channels in English language allowing them to follow global news from different national and political perspectives at the same time or view sports ranging from American football, to golf, cricket and many others”.

NetRange is a provider of brand-independent smart TV portal solutions. NetRange is operating integrated, worldwide, full-service smart TV portals for clients such as Sharp, IKEA, Loewe, Vestel, HD+ (SES Astra Deutschland) and Tele Systems.