August 26, 2013 09.23 Europe/London By Robert Briel

French cable operator Numericable is extending its footprint outside the traditional cable coverage area by offering an IPTV prduct across the country.
For the moment, the cabler is offering a triple play product outside its regular cable footprint. People need an ADSL connection of at least 2 Mbps to receive the OTT TV service.
There are three, competitively priced packages available: iStart comes at €24.90 monthly offering 20Mbps internet access and unlimited calling within France and 100 countries. Next comes the essentiel package at €3.90 a month for the iStart package plus 50 TV channels.
The operator’s top-tier package is Max at €42.90 monthly (but €37.90 for the first 12 months), which includes a total of 83 TV channels. TV subscribers also need to get the special HD box at a monthly fee of €5.
For its nationwide TV-offer Numericable is working with TeVolution, a French over-the-top provider of IPTV services. The company offers its IPTV box for sale at €79, while subscriptions starts at €3.99 with a top-tier product costing €14.99.