- 1996 > Creation : Open TV to Internet
- 2000 > IPO : NYSE Euronext
- 2004 > Becoming an IPTV leader : Serving one major customer
- 2008 > International expansion
Netgem was founded by Joseph Haddad and Olivier Guillaumin in 1996 with the vision of enriching the Television experience with the power of the Internet. Higher broadband penetration, growing appetite of consumers for Internet and online video consumption and the need for Telecom Operators to value their network have been key drivers of the IPTV market in France.
In 2001 and 2002, Netgem, confronted with the industry’s collapse, had invested on interactive digital terrestrial television solutions.
2003 was the year of DSLA development in France. Netgem partnered with N9UF Telecom, an alternative emerging telecom operator, to develop an innovative IPTV and already hybrid DTT/IP solution.
From 2003 to 2008, Netgem has deliberately focused itself on the leading French IPTV market with the objective of building strong expertise and mass market ready products to ensure high satisfaction and success of its main customers, now merged into SFR.
In 2009-2010, the future of digital TV is written internationally: based on its french success and with the launch of a major evolution of NetgemTV software, Netgem has decided to accelerate its international development. Timing is right as the IPTV market is maturing and growing very fast, particularly in Europe and Asia Pacific.
With this opportunity in mind, Christophe Aulnette joined Netgem in 2009 as CEO. Jointly with Joseph Haddad, President of Netgem, their objective is to leverage Netgem's innovative hardware and software technology assets to grow the business within the global IPTV market.
In 2010, Screen Digest published a study showing Netgem’s rank as n°1 European IPTV set-top boxes provider and n°3 worldwide. Netgem has continued signing new contracts internationally with Telstra in Australia, Fetch TV in the UK, Algeria Telecom, Melita Telecom in Malta and Telekom Slovenia. Netgem has also developed a new solution, the Netbox N5000, with which it is entering the Connected TV market. Toshiba has chosen to launch its Toshiba Places based on this product.
In 2011, Netgem continues to find success internationally (with H1 Telekom in Croatia, Netplus in Switzerland, Iusacell in Mexico) and conforts its position in France by renewing its contract with SFR for three years and signing an agreement with Virgin Mobile France for the launch of its quad-play offering. Additionally, Netgem launches its nCloud software solution to connect all screens within the home.