IP Vision confirme le contrat avec TESCO

IP Vision Announce Deal with Tesco to Sell the UK’s First Freeview+ High Definition Hybrid Set Top Box

3 juin 2010 – Communiqué officiel IP Vision

IP Vision and Tesco today announce the sale of the UK’s first Freeview+ High-Definition (HD) PVR set top box. The SmartBox, which boasts a 320GB hard drive, will go on sale in Tesco Extra stores and on Tesco Direct for £200 from Friday June 4th 2010.

Users can access HD programming via channels such as BBC HD, ITV1 HD, Channel 4HD and S4/C available in Wales, that are broadcast on the Freeview platform.

The Technika SmartBox also allows users to access over 2000 hours of on-demand programmes via IP Vision’s FetchTV platform. Connecting the box to any broadband supplier accesses the FetchTV platform. Once registered with FetchTV content is delivered via broadband directly to the TV screen. Services including the BBC iPlayer are accessed via an easy to navigate on-screen menu.

Users can also choose to subscribe to Sky Player in order to access paid for Sky TV content including programmes from over 20 leading channels including Sky Sports, Sky1, Sky Arts, G.O.L.D., History, National Geographic, MTV and Disney. Live and on-demand content from Sky Movies will be added to the service shortly, offering access to up to 500 titles at any one time. This is the first time that paid-for Sky content has been made available via a Freeview+ HD set top box.

FetchTV also offers thousands of hours of entertainment including movies such as Disney’s latest blockbuster, Alice, TV shows, music and kids TV. The majority of this content is also available on a pay-per-view basis cancelling out the need for monthly contracts and minimum commitments. Users just simply pay for what they want to watch.

Matt Finch, Tesco Senior Commercial Manager said: « We are offering customers a fantastic range of deals on entertainment systems ahead of the World Cup. Tesco is continually developing its electrical offering and the launch of the first Technika Freeview+ HD SmartBox at only £200 shows we are able to offer our customers the latest and best in technology at affordable prices. »

Eddie Abrams, CEO IP Vision said: « The launch of this Freeview HD box is a huge coup for Tesco and IP Vision. The box not only allows users to view fantastic high-definition channels delivered by Freeview it also offers users access to over 2000 hours of incredible content without the need for tied-in subscriptions. »

The Technika Freeview+ HD Box will also act as a media centre able to wirelessly deliver music, films, photographs and other content from other networked storage devices in the home directly to the TV screen.