Canal+ Group has updated all its digital terrestrial Le Cube STBs with the Frog by Wyplay software, customised by the Canal+ team, turning the boxes into hybrid set-tops with OTT access.
All Canal+ DTT subscribers who will now benefit from a new HD HTML5 user interface, access to the complete range of Canal+ / Canalsat channels through OTT via internet in addition to channels broadcast over the digital terrestrial network.
A single and intuitive point of access to the MyCanal web and mobile portal allowing subscribers to find all programmes and use the associated services including Canal+ and Canalsat on-demand catch-up, TV Guide, Eurękapersonalised recommendation engine, remote recording and navigation, and the ability to re-start an ongoing programme from the beginning.
“Thanks to this co-development based on Frog, we were able to improve our subscribers’ TV experience as well as gain a greater degree of flexibility to update our set-top boxes,” said Frederic Vincent, technical and system information director at Canal+.
“In this ongoing partnership, we are now co-developing the Satellite STB software update based on Frog for a 2015 update, as well as the development and market launch of our future next generation devices.”
“I am very pleased with the tight collaboration with the Canal+ Group that has enabled them to innovate and evolve their products in an autonomous manner.” added Jacques Bourgninaud, Wyplay CEO.
“This deployment by Canal+ is a clear example of the virtues of the Frog by Wyplay model where operators can now re-gain the freedom and control over their future.”