Published: 08.21 Europe/London, April 4, 2011

The French media authority CSA said it authorised, on an experimental basis, the first broadcasts of interactive data using the HbbTV (Hybrid broadband broadcast TV) standard.

The experimental transmissions are being coordinated by the HD Forum, for a period of two months in the area of Auxerre (Yonne).

TDF, the French transmission company, is running HbbTV over the country’s digital terrestrial network.