Arte to launch in HD on DTT platform

The Franco-German cultural service Arte is set to launch in HD on the French free-to-air DTT platform from the 30th October.
The French HD/DTT platform is expected to comprise 8 television programme services, some which will be free-to-air.
Already, HD/DTT licenses have been allocated to France Télévisions, TF1 and M6 for free-to-air services while Canal+ is expected to receive a license for pay-HD services.
Sources: Broadband TV News  and DigiTAG
Item added: 10th March 2008