Philips is to supply dual tuner HD receivers into French DTH operator CanalSat. The Médiasat Max boxes will begin shipping in October and include a hard disk drive. It also supports USB and Ethernet connectivity. A second version of the box including a DTT tuner will be made available early in 2008.
“Philips brings to the partnership a wealth of experience and credibility in high definition technology that will ensure that subscribers are supported by an advanced platform that allows them to both fully enjoy the high definition entertainment experience and also give them more control over their own programming,” commented Joseph Guegan, CTO Canal+ Group.
The Dutch manufacturer also supplies HD boxes for the German Premiere platform, cablenet UPC and recently confirmed an HD PVR for Dutch DTH platform Canal Digitaal.