French DTT reaches 87% of urban population

With the opening of four more DTT transmitter sites on August 1st, the French DTT network now reaches 87 per cent of the urban population, according to the media authority CSA. The new sites are located in the following depatments Aisne (Villers-Cotterêts), Ardèche (La Voulte-sur-Rhône), Ariège (Pamiers) and Essonne (Igny).

Since March of this year, 50 new sites have been taken into service and the number is set to grow to almost 150 by the end of the year. By that time 89 per cent of the total French population should be reached.