Analogue switch off may be delayed
France’s analogue TV switch-off (ASO) could be postponed to 2013 or 2014 according to a report from advanced-television.com. It quotes Philippe Levrier, the head of France Tele Numerique, a public body tasked with helping the public adopt the new broadcasting system as saying that he has informed the Digital Development minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet that he wishes to propose a new switch over timetable.
In the plan ASO would take place simultaneously in two or three regions during the second half of 2010. A further 24 regions would make the switch starting with Alsace on the 2nd February 2010 and Lower Normandy on the 9th March 2010.
After this there is no current timetable for regional Digital Switch Over and the analogue switch over may have to be postponed.
The current deadline for the completion of ASO is the 30th November 2011.
Source: advanced television.com
Item added: 13th April 2009