Bouygues bolsters IPTV platform
Joseph O'Halloran ©RapidTVNews | 16-02-2012
As part of a wide range upgrade of its television network, Bouygues Telecom has upgraded the key software components and professional services of its next-generation IPTV offering including its new set-top box (STB), the Bbox.
French Telecom operator launched in 2010 its Bbox fibre product and then began investing in fibre-to-the-home in high-density areas to provide a suitable platform for applications such as television and IPTV in general.
As part of the deployment, Bouygues has selected NDS to provide STB integration services for the launch of the new platform, together with integration consultancy and a selection of critical software components to enable an enhanced pay-TV experience.
The NDS STB components to be deployed by Bouygues include a graphical engine to power an enhanced user experience with HD TV and 3D TV capability and an application manager engine to enable the development and management of apps based on HTML5 and Flash.
Outlining the technological commitment, Yves Caseau, Executive Vice President Technologies, Services & Innovation, Bouygues Telecom, said: "We are exceptionally proud of our new platform -- and more so in the collaborative nature of the development process. We were very selective in the partners that we chose for this project...to support us in creating a TV experience that will greatly satisfy the needs of our subscribers."
Added Yves Padrines, NDS Vice President and General Manager EMEA: ". We have worked closely together to define the requirements for the platform and to provide critical software components to enable their subscribers with a quality user experience and we look forward to supporting them in future deployments."