FNAC introduces hybrid box

French entertainment and consumer electrics retail chain FNAC has launched the hybrid FNAC Box, which brings together a terrestrial DVB-T HD receiver, a 160 GB PVR and connected internet access.

The box is part of the TV Pack FNAC, which will offer viewers access to both the digital terrestrial services and IPTV delivered content from the FNAC online VOD service. The boxes are produced by Netgem and its subsidiary Glowria is providing the FNAC VOD service. All boxes are equipped with an Ethernet port and includes Wi-Fi for wireless connection.

The TV Pack FNAC will cost 149. Reception of the terrestrial channels is free, but a pay TV package consisting of Eurosport, Planete, Paris Premiere, TF6 and LCI is available at 5.90 per month.

The FNAC Box is the latest addition to the Frencg market of hybrid set tops, which incoudes the recently introduced Cube from CanalSat, the Orange TV LiveBox, the neufbox TV and others.