18:01 uur 30-06-2015

Canal+ Group onthult nieuwe hybride settopbox met ondersteuning Frog by Wyplay en STMicroelectronics

Wyplay, maker van softwaresystemen voor betaal-tv-exploitanten, en de toonaangevende halfgeleiderfabrikant STMicroelectronics hebben hun bijdragen aan de settopbox Cube S van Canal+ Group openbaar gemaakt. De settopbox werd op 9 juni in aanwezigheid van de pers en het bestuur van Canal+’ moedermaatschappij Vivendi gepresenteerd.

De Cube S is een hybride settopbox voor internet en digitenne. De volledig draadloos verbonden box biedt toegang tot meer dan 150 livezenders (zes premiumzenders onder de naam Chaines CANAL+ en het themazenderpakket CANALSET), tienduizend programma’s op aanvraag en entertainmentapplicaties als Deezer of Radioline, die stabiel via internet worden gestreamd. Dankzij zijn kleine vormfactor kunnen consumenten voor het eerst hun settopbox meenemen om op iedere plek met internetverbinding de content van hun abonnement te kijken. De Cube S wordt buiten Frankrijk gepromoot door middel van een reclamecampagne op televisie. De nieuwe box wordt aan bestaande en nieuwe online abonnees geleverd en door meer dan zeventig tijdelijke verkooppunten in winkelcentra gedistribueerd.

Canal+ Group Unveils New Hybrid OTT / HD Broadcast Set-Top-Box Powered by Frog by Wyplay Middleware and STMicroelectronics

Wyplay, creator of software solutions for pay TV operators, and
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader
serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications,
disclosed their contributions to the development of Canal+ Group new
“Cube S” set-top-box unveiled on June 9th at a keynote event
in Paris attended by the press and the top management of Vivendi, Canal+
Group parent company.

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Canal+ Cube S - Hybrid Internet and DTT Set-top box. (Photo:  Business Wire)

Canal+ Cube S – Hybrid Internet and DTT Set-top
box. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Cube S is a hybrid Internet and DTT set-top box. 100% Wifi, it gives
access to more than 150 live channels (six premium channels called
Chaines CANAL+ and the themed channels offering CANALSAT), 10 000
on-demand programs and entertainment Apps like Deezer or Radioline,
streamed securely over the Internet. Thanks to the small form factor,
consumers can for the first time take their set-top box with them at
home or “on the go” to watch all their subscription content anywhere
they can access the Internet. The Cube S will be marketed in France
through a national TV advertising campaign and distributed to existing
and new subscribers online and through 70+ temporary points of sales in
shopping malls nationwide.

This new hybrid OTT / broadcast set-top-box runs Wyplay’s open source
Frog Client middleware, integrated by Wyplay’s professional services
team on top of a hardened Linux™ kernel with the Conditional Access and
Digital Rights Management systems used by Canal+ Group to secure its DTT
pay-TV bouquets and OTT streaming services. The middleware from Wyplay
also provides an advanced HTML5 user interface and applications
execution environment that underlies all the key features provided by
the Cube S that will make it stick with CANAL+ and / or CANALSAT
subscribers: on-demand and catch-up TV services, subscription VoD,
music streaming applications, control and casting from the MyCanal
mobile application through a RESTful API, and a recommendation service
called “Suggest”.

The Cube S is powered by an STMicroelectronics STiH310 dual-core
multimedia processor (Dual ARM® Cortex®-A9 “Cannes2”) bringing a
computing power of over 7500 DMIPS, powerful graphics acceleration, and
rich connectivity optimized with the Frog client, together delivering a
stunning user experience.

“This is our third product collaboration with Canal+ Group,” said
Jacques Bourgninaud, Wyplay CEO. “Never before had they gone so far in
taking control of our open-source Frog software to develop the user
interface and applications running on the Cube S device. This project
also entailed a close cooperation with STMicroelectronics whose latest
STiH310 chipset brings the most powerful set-top-boxes in its category.”

“Our STiH310 processor brings 10 times more processing power compared to
the previous generation of Canal+ Group set-top-boxes, making the Cube S
one of the most powerful and innovative hybrid devices” said Philippe
Notton, Group Vice President and General Manager, Consumer Product
Division, STMicroelectronics.

“We had already successfully partnered with Wyplay for the upgrade of
our installed base of set-top-boxes” said Frédéric Vincent, Executive
Vice President, Technology and Information Systems, Canal+ Group. “Our
latest Cube S device, is the result of the effective collaboration with
STMicroelectronics’ and Wyplay, delivering an unrivalled user experience
to enjoy our whole live programming lineup together with our group’s
on-demand catalog.”

About Frog by Wyplay
Frog by Wyplay is the first independent
open source software solution for pay-TV operators. The initiative
brings together a growing ecosystem of more than 85 companies across the
entire digital TV technology value chain including chipset vendors,
device manufacturers, independent software vendors, software development
and integration services providers and operators. This comprehensive
solution includes access to the complete source code and all the
components to build TV operator’s products.

For more details on how the Frog by Wyplay solution allows pay TV
operators like Canal+ Group to tame Over-the-Top technologies for their
benefit, follow the link to read Videonet’s “Making OTT An Equal Part Of
the STB Experience” industry report: http://v-net.tv/making-ott-an-equal-part-of-the-stb-experience

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About STMicroelectronics
ST is a global leader in the
semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and
power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From
energy management and savings to trust and data security, from
healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and
office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics
make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life. By getting
more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for
2014, the Company’s net revenues were $7.40 billion. Further information
on ST can be found at www.st.com.

About Wyplay
Independent and internationally recognized,
Wyplay develops open, modular and innovative software solutions for
IPTV, cable, satellite and terrestrial TV operators and broadcasters
around the world.
Wyplay’s technology enables operators to select,
configure, and deploy solutions easily from the richest list of
preconfigured functionality available in a modular online TV solution,
including an electronic program guide; video recorder; multiscreen and
multiroom connectivity, an application store; and more.
professional services team creates user experiences that exactly match
and complement an operator or broadcaster’s product and market
strategies. Wyplay is now a strategic partner for such leading brands as
SFR, Vodafone, Belgacom, Canal+ Group and Sky Italia.

To learn more about Wyplay’s set-top box, multi-screen and OTT
solutions, please visit www.wyplay.com
and https://frogbywyplay.com/.

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