CSA issues new call for pay-DTT and free HD

By Julian Clover
May 11, 2010 11.03 UK

Le Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel has issued a new licence call for three pay channels and two free-to-air HD channels to broadcast over the terrestrial system.

An official announcement is expected before June 30 with France O also being given permission to extend its availability nationwide.

The consultation was launched last June to deal with how to fill the capacity created both by the end of terrestrial broadcasts by AB1 and Canal J, and capacity created by the end of analogue broadcasts.

TF1, France 2, Arte and M6 are already available in the HD format over the terrestrial platform.