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Canal+ Group and Technicolor partner for HD service

Technicolor has collaborated with Canal+ Group to launch the Cube S. Available immediately across France, the new set-top box offers the complete portfolio of Canal+ content in a direct-to-consumer offering for the first time, all in HD.

Technicolor has collaborated with Canal+ Group to launch the Cube S. Available now across France, the new set-top box offers the complete portfolio of Canal+ content in a direct-to-consumer offering for the first time, all in HD.

The Cube S is a hybrid terrestrial TV and internet set-top box, giving customers access to more than 150 channels, including French DTT, Canal+ and CanalSat, as well as on-demand and catch-up TV services. For the first time, the service allows consumers to take their set-top box with them to watch content anywhere they can access the internet within France.

Technicolor’s R&D teams in Rennes integrated a range of video and wireless technologies into the small Cube S box, supporting full HD alongside Wi-Fi. The Cube S is the first deliverable from an ongoing partnership that will see Canal+ Group and Technicolor work together to deploy new consumer offerings in other countries.

“The Cube S represents a totally new chapter in our vision for the Canal+ experience,” said Frederic Vincent, executive vice president, technology and information systems, Canal+ Group. “For the first time, we can offer French audiences our complete range of content over the internet in one beautiful set-top box, a small cube. Our subscribers can consume TV content live or on-demand or listen to more than 35M of music tracks or international radios proposed by our partners Deezer and Radioline. Technicolor’s engineering and design expertise has allowed us to create a truly innovative and stand-out product that offers all our content in HD.”

“We have taken advantage of 100 years of expertise in content creation and delivery to bring an incredible array of channels together in a uniquely designed set-top box,” said François Rossiensky, senior vice president EMEA for Technicolor connected home segment. “This represents a future-proof collaboration and delivery. We’re proud to support Canal+ to make it easier than ever to access all of its premium content.”

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