IPTV provider Dartybox adds more channels

By Robert Briel

August 28, 2009

French IPTV provider Darty is adding three HD channels to its DartyBox HD bringing the total to 16 HD channels. The newcomers are Eurosport HD, Game One Music HD and Sundance HD.

In total, Darty adds 26 new channels of which 22 are in the basic tier. They include TF1 HD, France 2 HD, M6 HD, NRJ Hits, France 24, Canal 24 Horas, ChannelOne Russia, TVP Polonia, Vox Africa, Apsara TV, Al Jazeera Children, Baraem TV as well as all regional versions of public broadcaster France 3.

The DartyBox IPTV offer is brought in cooperation with telco Numericable, a cable operator which extends it footprint with this service across the whole of France. For a number of channels, the DartyBox also offers Catch-up services.

To promote the extended line-up, Darty is offering new customers the rental of the DartyBox HD for a reduced fee of EUR 5 a month for the first twelve months. For the SD version, no monthly fee is payable for the first year. After that, the HD rental costs EUR 10, the SD box EUR 5.