With eight tuners on board, customers would be able to stream a 4K/Ultra High Definition broadcast, keep an eye on another through picture-in-picture, record another two streams, distribute a stream to a second terminal in the home, and in the unlikely event of being bored, just do some zapping.
Customers can also take advantage of Restart, to view programmes from the beginning, and the new Zive video service that features some 5,000 HD programmes and another 600 in the UHD format. Bluetooth means music can be sent wirelessly to a mobile or dispatched to a home theatre system. It’s envisaged that in time the Zive box will hook up with other connected devices around the home.
Security for the project has been provided by Nagra through its anyCAST content security and MediaLive multiscreen technologies. anyCAST is protecting content within the gateway itself, MediaLive is taking care of the multiscreen and video player within the video store and ShareCast allows streaming of VideoStore on-demand content from the gateway to consumer devices within the home domain.
“SFR is setting a new benchmark in 4K Ultra HD services for viewers in France and we’re delighted to be a part of it,” said Thierry Legrand, SVP Sales EMEA, Nagra. “Numericable-SFR has been a long-standing customer of NAGRA’s and we applaud them for this latest launch which marks a milestone for TV viewing in France and for Altice Group. Our anyCAST and MediaLive solutions provide the foundation for delivering a next generation TV experience while meeting studio requirements for licensing premium Ultra HD content and enabling a range of advanced services to their subscribers. We look forward to supporting SFR as they grow their service.”
The box is available in a range of packages from €19.99 to €44.99.