Numericable launches new social TV features on LaBox

French cable operator Numericable has launched new social TV features on its LaBox advanced set-top.

LaBox subscribers can now scan a QR code on the TV screen with their smartphone to interconnect their set-top with Twitter or Facebook.

Numericable has also enabled a feature called ScreenshotTV whereby users can take screengrabs from Twitter and Facebook and share them on their TV screens.

Other features of Numericable’s recently launched LaBox include the ability to distribute cannels to tablets via WiFi and to display home media on the TV.

Numericable has also said it will launch 200Mbps internet services via fibre-to-the-building networks in Lyon, Marseille and Nantes sometime in the next few months. The service is already available in Paris.