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January 10, 2014

NetRange Now Offers More than 2,000 Linear TV Channels

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

NetRange, a specialist in white label smart TV portal solutions, has recently forged a new contract with more than 2,000 linear TV channels. This new partnership will allow the company to offer its users an exclusive quantity and variety of worldwide linear TV channels distributed through a single source.

The channels will be streamed over-the-top to smart TVs that feature the NetRange portal. The company officials said that they will be no technical barricades which have been previously stopping from offering additional channels and also, there is no technical infrastructure required.

“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.”

Users can currently benefit from TV channels in two different technical play-out qualities and the standard streaming will be provided via HLS. This exclusive product will be available on all NetRange portals in over 95 countries.

Also, NetRange has announced about its plans to provide additional premium virtual-multicast-solution with which NetRange can provide a TV like standard concerning to channel switching time and signal quality.

“This is a great new generation of TV,” said Wendt, “consumers around the world will now have access to more than 10 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 (News - Alert) Astra Deutschland) and Tele Systems.

Working for clients like ITN news, maxdome, Mercedes-Benz, Brainpool, Tagesschau and the Bauer Media Group, NetRange has developed applications and services not only for its own portal, but also for other current leading smart TV portals, such as Samsung (News - Alert), LG and Philips.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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