07.29 Europe/London, August 18, 2011 By Robert Briel

French cable operator Numericable has started to offer 5 Mbps broadband access with its top tier TV bouquets in order to make it easier for its customers to access connected TV services.

Starting this month, the cabler is bundlng its broadband offer with the TV Premium and TV Gold tiers. TV Premium TV consists of 170 channels and costs €19 per month for the first 12 months (regular price €27.90); TV Gold offers 85 channels and has an introductory price of €39 monthly (regular price €47.90).

The operator has launched these dual-play bundles with owners of connected TVs in mind. People want a lot of TV channels with reasonably priced broadband connected at an attractive price. The cabler also has students on its mind as potential customers.