CSA announces new DTT HDTV timetable

The Conseil Supérieur de L’Audiovisuel (CSA) has released a new timetable detailing the deployment of HDTV services on the DTT platform in France. The timetable was compiled in agreement with TF1 HD, France 2 HD and M6 HD who all broadcast on the R5 multiplex.
Arte HD channels and Canal +HD broadcast on another multiplex and are already available in all areas covered by the existing DTT platform.
The deployment of the R5 ‘HD’ multiplex will take place on a region by region basis as analogue services are switched off.
During 2010 the R5 multiplex will be available in all regions switching off analogue services with the exception of Alsace where it will be made available on the 28th September 2010.
All regions making the change over in 2011 will have R5 made available at the same time.
By the 30th November 2011 HDTV coverage on the DTT platform should reach 90% of the population, increasing to 95% by the end of Q1 2012.
Source: CSA
Item added: 22nd February 2010