Sony in France has announced that from now on all its TV sets of 26 inches or larger have CI Plus functionality and are labeled Canal Ready. With a standard DVB-T/MPEG-4 receiver built in, all sets will be capable of not only receiving all the free-to-air terrestrial channels, but after inserting the CanalSat smart card also of receiving the TNT Canalsat offer.
The company also launched a 3D TV set on the market, the Bravia HX800, whoch will retail at a price between €1,800 and €2,200. French broadcaster TF1 said it will broadcast between three and five of the World Cup football games in 3D. The channel will launch a dedicated 3D channel called TF1 3DTV, which could be distributed on a number of yet to be announced platforms.