Bouygues Telecom Brings the Internet to TV Through Extended Partnership with Bluestreak TechnologyTuesday, April 12th, 2011
Bluestreak Technology’s Family of MachBlue Products Selected to Deliver Both Flash® and HTML5 Internet Content to Bouygues Telecom IPTV Subscribers
MONTREAL — Bluestreak Technology (Canada) Inc., a proven leader in delivering software presentation solutions on multi-screen wireless and wired embedded devices, today announced that French network operator Bouygues Telecom has expanded their partnership with Bluestreak Technology to deliver Internet services to Bouygues Telecom’s Bbox IPTV subscribers. Through the new contract, Bouygues Telecom will use Bluestreak Technology’s family of MachBlue products, including MachBlue Classic and MachBlue XT, to deliver entertaining and informative multimedia content to Bouygues Telecom’s popular Bbox IPTV interface.
The Bbox offers over 220 television channels, including both free-to-air, premium, and HD channels, as well as access to Internet content. It gives consumers a visually rich and intuitive IPTV experience which includes a portal and entertainment programming guide, a DLNA media center, and a widget framework for accessing Internet content, like news, sports, weather, traffic, entertainment gossip, stocks, and horoscopes, using the TV.
“The response to our innovative Bbox TV services has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Della Miret, Director of Fixed and Mobile Services and Fixed Product Delivery at Bouygues Telecom. “Bluestreak Technology served as a trusted partner through our launch of Bbox and their products give us the ability to offer a wide variety of Internet services and channels that are uniquely optimized for our customers’ televisions. Through this expanded partnership, we now have the freedom to deliver both Flash and HTML5 content through a single interface, reducing costs and accelerating time to market for new services. We look forward to working with Bluestreak Technology more closely over the long-term as we continue to grow and expand Bbox in the future.”
“This new contract and expanded partnership with Bouygues Telecom is a testament to the technical achievements and hard work that Bluestreak Technology delivered with the initial launch of Bbox,” said Dominique Jodoin, Bluestreak Technology CEO and President. “Our products enable leading companies, like Bouygues Telecom, to integrate with a single platform for all their content delivery and application needs. The result is that operators can rapidly deploy new services and consumers, like Bbox subscribers, can consistently enjoy fluid navigation and fast access speeds to a wide variety of innovative IPTV services.”
The Bbox triple play offers start at €31,90 a month and quad play at €45,80, including three hours of unlimited mobile calling.