France plans to move to DVB-T2/MPEG-4?

2011-01-12 11:14:55 / Anita Dabek
Last updated: 2011-01-12 3:19:34 p.m.
Source: Broadband TV News
Éric Besson, French Minister of Industry, expressed at the meeting of the Agence Nationale Des Fréquences (ANFR) readiness for rapid transition to MPEG-4 standard and the introduction of DVB-T2 for digital terrestrial television. The minister also plans to use frequencies freed up by analogue switch-off, mobile telephony, is likely to LTE.

In November 2011, all French analog emissions will be terminated and new frequencies can be allocated to operators of mobile Internet services. Although the transition to DVB-T2/MPEG-4 increase the number of channels available on the terrestrial network, which the French call TNT, such a move would lead to receivers DVB-T/MPEG-2 guards against obsolescence. At this time, all the FTA channels of digital terrestrial television are available in DVB-T/MPEG-2 , while all the premium HD channels and enjoy the DVB-T/MPEG-4 .