Canal+ unveils hybrid 4K ultra HD STB powered by Frog by Wyplay

Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Canal+ Group unveils its new hybrid 4K ultra HD STB powered by Frog by Wyplay middleware

PARIS and MARSEILLE, France — Canal+ Group, a market leading pay-TV provider, has unveiled its new 4K ultra HD STB powered by Wyplay, creator of software solutions for TV operators. Fully hybrid, with streams coming from satellite and internet, this new 4K ultra HD STB delivers a brand-new user experience with an unrivalled fluidity to navigate and discover all exclusive high-quality Canal+ content.

Wyplay and Canal+ Group have been successfully working together for more than 6 years. Embracing completely the Frog by Wyplay open source model, Canal+ has always been involved in designing and developing the application running on top of Frog by Wyplay middleware.

In parallel, Wyplay have 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.

“We are enthusiastic to bring to our viewers this new 4K ultra HD STB”, said Philippe Rivas, CTO, distribution at Canal+ Group. “Wyplay’s experts’ professionalism associated with Canal+ User Interface team allowed to deliver an amazing experience across multiple devices”.

“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”.