French Pay TV operator CANAL+ launches 4K service over ASTRA satellite

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French Pay TV operator CANAL+ launched its new 4K satellite service, with a new 4K channel, using a new 4K 8 tuner satellite DECODEUR and Internet box. WiFi is of the 4*4 MiMo AC variety. Conditional Access and DRM is provided by NAGRA, Kudelski's content security division. Using the NAGRA Connect Conditional Access/DRM system.

The 4K service is available to CANAL+ subscibers via SES satellite Astra at 19.2 degrees East.

French Pay TV operator CANAL+ launches 4K service over ASTRA satellite

Frank Cadoret, EVP Distribution, Group CANAL+, said: "We are very proud to be partnering with SES to bring UHD to 100% of French households. Our new DECODEUR is the most advanced DTH box on the market with ultra-fast channel surfing and a completely redesigned user experience. Along with CANAL premium UHD content, particularly sports and original series (CREATIONS ORIGINALES), we intend to further boost our satellite customer loyalty and grow the existing subscriber base".   

"Using their existing satellite dish, all CANAL+ French satellite subscribers will be able to enjoy a wide range of premium UHD content, including cinema, series, original productions and sport, using a new UHD satellite decoder, LE DECODEUR. Equipped with eight satellite tuners and integrated Wifi, the decoder also offers multiple functionalities and a new viewing experience by enabling multi-device and multi-room video consumption" satellite operate SES ads.



NAGRA CONNECT is a single, converged CAS/DRM client that fully supports multiple networks, devices and use cases, while reducing complexity and cost. It can be implemented on set-top boxes, open devices or selected Connected TVs, and includes the ability to secure streaming services such as CANAL+ Group's MyCanal to set-top boxes. It is approved by third-party auditors and Hollywood studios for the protection of 4K Ultra HD content.

NAGRA acquired Canal+ Technology's conditional access technology Mediaguard year's ago, so the extension of the conditonal access agreement last September that leads to this 4K encryption deal is not surprising.

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French Pay TV operator CANAL+ launches 4K service over ASTRA satellite
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« Reply #1 on: Fri January 26, 2018, 06:01:54 PM »
Wyplay chimed in, saying it supplied Canal + with the middleware for its new 4K set-top-box. The box 4K ultra HD STB is Fully hybrid, with streams coming from satellite and internet, and  delivers a brand-new user experience, according to Wyplay, a maker of software for TV operators.

“The latest Canal+ product has been one of the most complex to manage for Wyplay. Handling fast channel change on 8 tuners, high speed WIFI, advanced security with 4K Ultra HD content…”, said Jacques Bourgninaud, Wyplay CEO. He added “We are proud to have participated to this challenge and to continue to be the Canal+ middleware partner”.

Wyplay has been working on Canal+ boxes for the past six years. It also provided the middleware upgrade of the terrestrial and satellite legacy boxes and contributed to the development of the new hybrid terrestrial and OTT “Cube S” box unveiled in 2015.

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And Technicolor just came out saying it is the box supplier. Technicolor is one of the largest (pay-TV) set-top-box maker in the world.


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