Samsung And Videotron Canada Launch HD Box and PVR

  • Posted on: 27 March 2012
  • By: chw staff

Samsung Canada and Videotron have launched two new set top boxes - the Samsung HD box and the HD PVR. Both boxes will be available exclusively through Videotron as part of its illico digital television services.  According to Samsung the new boxes will enhance the viewing experience of Videotron’s customers.

The new set-top box includes the ability to record up to 55 hours of high-definition videos from over 350 channels and up to 280 hours of recording on the hard disk in standard format. You can pause live broadcast and pick it up later where you left off; access to 7 days TV guide, interactive programs and games; program your HD PVR remotely from portal or your Videotron mobile so you don't miss your programs.

"We are very excited to enter the Canadian cable broadcasting market through illico TV new generation Service, the most advanced TV experience in Canada, provided by Videotron," said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group at Samsung Canada.

"Samsung is known for their premium products and innovative services for consumers and were a natural fit to select as a set-top box provider for illico TV new generation," said Pierre Roy, Vice President, Engineering, Research and Development, Videotron. "As we looked to expand our Digital TV Service, it was a natural fit to work with Samsung as an established leader in TVs and mobile devices."