FNAC and Netgem combine on hybrid set-top-box

Netgem and French retailer FNAC have jointly announced that they will deliver a hybrid set-top-box and a TV service in early December. The so-called Netbox will deliver triple-play services to up to 12 million homes in France, including TV programming that will include four HD channels from TF1, M6, France 2 and Arte. The box itself will go for €149.90 ($193), while the TV pack will cost €5.90 ($7.60) per month. Who says France is lagging behind in the HD realm?