SFR launches new quad-play offerings

Vivendi-backed telco and IPTV provider SFR has launched two quad-play offerings. SFR, which launched its Multi-Packs offering in 2010, has added two ‘special editions’. The first offers quad-play with unlimited fixed and mobile phone calls in France and unlimited fixed calls to 100 international destinations, including 170 TV channels with an option to take 200 […]

BBC World News on SFR

BBC World News, the international news channel operated by the British public broadcaster, has extended its carriage deal with French pay TV operator SFR. The deal extends the channel across SFR’s satellite, DSL and fibre pay TV offers and means that the channel is available to more than 16 million households across France. 
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SFR offering cloud-based gaming to TV customers

French service provider SFR has launched a cloud-based gaming-on-demand service, allowing subscribers to access games via the Neufbox TV service. Games are available via a games-on-demand icon or via channel 70 on Neufbox TV. Users can begin playing immediately, without the need to download. As theservice is cloud-based, users do not need to acquire a […]

SFR launches interactive app for kids

Vivendi-owned French service provider SFR has teamed up with publisher Nathan to launch Dokéo TV, an educational interactive application aimed at kids aged between four and 10 years. The app will be available free of charge from December 6 to Neufbox and Neufbox Evolution customers and will be extended next year to tablets and smartphones […]

SFR and Orange team up for fibre rollout

French ISPs France Telecom/Orange, and SFR have signed an agreement to cooperate on the deployment of fibre-to-the-home services in the country’s less densely populated areas. The agreement is targeted at delivering fibre services to 9.8 million homes covered by the two network operators outside densely populated urban areas. France Telecom will deliver fibre to 7.5 […]

SFR brings YouTube to the TV

Subscribers to French telco SFR’s Neufbox TV service can now access YouTube on the TV. A specially developed app uses a virtual keyboard to simplify the process of inputting text to search for videos. Users can also filter results by category, including news, movies, entertainment, comedy, music and sport. The service is available to all […]

Canal Plus to launch SVOD offering

Canal Plus is to launch a new subscription video-on-demand service, Canalplay Infinity, on SFR’s Neufbox service in November. The operator will offer several thousand titles, including films and series. Canalplay Infinity will include search functionality and recommendation via Facebook as well as personalised recommendations as on the existing CanalSat service. Canalplay Infinity will be available […]

SFR adds France Télévisions’ Pluzz to on-demand service

French service provider SFR has made public broadcaster France Télévisions’ catch-up TV service Pluzz available as part of its video-on-demand offering. From today, Pluzz will be available to SFR’s Neufbox Evolution customers. The service offers catch-up content from the public broadcaster’s five TV channels for seven days after their initial broadcast. Pluzz can be accessed […]

Canal Plus grows base as Vivendi confirms outlook

Canal Plus France added 96,000 net subscriptions in the year to June. The pay TV company posted revenues for the first half of this year of €2.392 billion, up 2.8%. Canal Plus Group (which includes StudioCanal as well as the French and overseas pay TV operations) posted EBITA of €495 million for the first half, […]

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