Bolloré interested in French pay-DTT

International investment and industrial group Bolloré is interested in taking over one of two pay digital terrestrial television (DTT) frequencies vacant since the closure of AB1 and Canal J earlier this year, according to Les Echos. The Bolloré Group already broadcasts the Direct8 channel on free DTT.

France Telecom’s Orange, which launched pay channels Orange cinema series and Orange Sport to its ADSL subscribers in 2008, is also considering the possibility of running a pay service.