Fransat, the French DTH platform operated by Eutelsat, is unveiling its “FransatConnect” interactive portal using the HbbTV standard at IBC. The portal is designed for connected TV sets and decoders compatible with the Fransat satellite platform.
In addition to linear television and radio channels, Fransat Connect will provide viewers with a wide range of interactive services including programme guides, infotainment, access to catch-up services and VoD.
Viewers can select to display the portal on their TV screen in full-screen mode and through the “Fransat Info” channel or as a banner displayed on any channel by pressing a dedicated button on the remote control (depending on equipment installed).
Using the HbbTV standard Fransat Connect provides improved access to interactive applications provided by the channels available in the Fransat platform by referencing them within the portal. Direct access to interactive services provided by the channels is also available via the red button that appears on screen as a pop-up once a channel is selected.
Fransat Connect is available via a new range of HbbTV-compatible satellite receivers referenced by Fransat.