Analogue TV ends in Paris

Analogue TV broadcasting will end on the night of 7-8th March for over 12 million TV viewers in the Ile-de-France region which includes Paris.
TDF, the Broadcast provider, has invested €10 million in the analogue switch by upgrading transmitters at the Eiffel Tower from 20 to 50 KW and four major antennas, as well as some 40 smaller masts in the area. TV channels will switch to new frequencies to free up the 800MHz band for the mobile internet and to leave room for new channels. France’s region by region analogue switch-off is due to be completed at the end of November.
Source: Telecompaper
Item added: 7th March 2011