Fransat adds all regional France 3 variations

By Robert Briel
October 25, 2009 18.20 UK

The French free-to-view DTH platform Fransat has added all 25 regional variations of the public channel France 3 on its Atlantic Bird position at 5 degrees West.

The 25 regional channels take up two transponders on the satellite. Programming is mostly the same during the day with a regional window of one hour per day. Fransat offers the full terrestrial digital TV bouquet of free-to-air channels including the HD channels TF1 HD, France 2 HD, M6 HD and Arte HD. Also part of the bouquet is France O, the channel for the overseas territorries, which is available in the Paris region on air.

The similar TNTSat platform from CanalSat at the Astra position of 19.2 degrees East already carries all regional variations of France 3.