Thomson supplies new hybrid box to Orange

Technology company Thomson has begun delivering a new version of its hybrid digital-terrestrial and IPTV set-top box to service provider Orange for the Orange TV service in France.

The HD set-top will support both free-to-air and subscription services, as well as Orange’s on-demand services.

Separately, Thomson has been contracted to provide a range of home-networking systems for Bouygues Telecom in connection with the rollout of its Bbox home gateway. Thomson is supplying its TG787 home gateways, SmartVision service management platform and VOD servers, DBI8500 IP set-top boxes and Cirpack voice-over-IP platforms to Bouygues.