Canal+ seeks DSO funding

The commercial broadcaster Canal+ is seeking funding from France Télé Numérique, the organisation responsible for digital switchover, to help it with its campaign to inform viewers about analogue switch-off.
In order to make frequencies available for the launch of digital radio services, Canal+ will switch-off its analogue terrestrial channel by December 2010. Other broadcasters, however, will not complete analogue switch-off until 30 November 2011.
As a result, Canal+ could either stop its funding of France Télé Numérique after 2010 or receive extra funding from France Télé Numérique in 2010.
Canal+ has already announced that it will switch of its channel in the regions of Provence and the Côte d’Azur on 25 November 2009.
Source: Digitag attributed to: Les Echos
Item added: 12th May 2009