French TV regulator the CSA has heard the various candidates for the launch of new DTT audiovisual media on-demand services, SMAD.

The result of this hearing is expected to be announced at the end of May 2011 and six projects are applying. Out of these are said to be three front runners: Canal+, with its two VOD and catch-up services Canalplay and Canal+ la demande; and TV Numeric with its SelecTV VOD offer.

The others applicants are Vaziva Conseil SAS, Evazion TV SAS with project Evazion TV and TV77.