Fransat in France since 12 June 2009
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* Last updated: 2009-06-05 01:23:57
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The new digital channel package known as the French Fransat starts June 12 this year. via satellite Atlantic Bird 3 (5.0W). The new service will compete with DTH satellite and TNT Canal Sat satellite Astra 19.2. A customer who wishes to have access to the bid, will have to obtain the special Fransat - a digital decoder and card access. Price of the combination is expected to cost 99.00 euros.
Some channels offer a future Fransat are broadcast via 5.0W position, but for now available in a package Bis TV satellite belonging to the group AB Group. Ultimately, the Fransat comes 18 television channels in the standard of quality, and 4 channels in HD format and are here: France 2 HD, TF1 HD, M6 HD and Arte HD. Everything will be made available at no extra charge.
President of Eutelsat Communications - Giuliano Berretta said: "I would like that the whole of France was to receive digital television, and Eutelsat to this endeavor. Launching a new free satellite DTH platform "Fransat" associated with the offer complementary terrestrial television, as well as playing a key role in the transition of France from the analog to digital broadcasting.
It is estimated that the new project Fransat is an attractive option for households, which continue to receive analog satellite programs via the Atlantic Bird 3 satellite, and have not yet joined the competition (TNT Sat). This begs the following question: how many households still receiving analog satellite TV?
Fransat is offered without subscription, reserved exclusively for residents of France.