France Télévisions launches HbbTV DTT service Salto

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 03-07-2012

As part of its digital development, French PSB group France Télévisions is enriching its connected TV offer with the launch of the Salto DTT HbbTV service and enhancement of Pluzz VOD.

Based on a technological solution from TDF, Salto allows viewers to watch prime time live programming airing after 20:00 from the very beginning, even when started. Like time shifting functionalities, it is designed to give greater control to a live TV feed. Returning back to the live session is also possible.

This service is available for all FTV’s channels and to all viewers equipped with a connected TV set and a DTT decoder in France, Andorra and Monaco. They are informed on-screen when Salto is on. The service will be extended later on to other kinds of reception platforms.

The catch-up TV and free VOD service Pluzz will now become the unique player for all channels and line-up an enriched offer under the banner francetv Pluzz. It will now include more links with social networks and interactions between viewers. Following the conclusion of a partnership with Samsung, francetv Pluzz will also be soon available on connected TV sets, and on Dailymotion into an adapted version.

It is already embedded on most of French IPTV platforms.