MywishTV from Thomson is the first connected TV on the French market that offers direct access to the VOD Canalplay service from Canal+. It also serves as a media centre in the home with the ability to view locally stored personal content.
Viewers can access the Canalplay library offering over 7,000 titles, of which 3,500 are movies, many of them in HD quality. According to Canal, about 90% of all current box office hits are available from the service.
The connected TV sets come equipped with Wi-Fi, making direct web access possible and have a built-in flash memory capable of storing 4GB of media. Also included is a SD card reader for personal content or downloaded movies.
MywishTV also serves as a personal media centre with access to locally stored content such as movies, music and photos. Web access includes the possibility to consume podcasts and web radio stations.
Thomson bring two models on the market, a 32″ (82 cm) model retailing for €750 and a 40″ model (102 cm) for €900.
The sets are available from this month. Both have an integrated DVB-T tuner capable of MPEG-4 and HD reception.