CSA begins tender process

Broadcast regulator CSA has now opened the tendering process for DVB-H licence applications.
In total 16 television and 4-9 radio slots are now available on the M7 multiplex, to be used for Broadcast Mobile TV in France.
As previously reported three of the TV slots are already reserved for public service broadcaster France Télévisions.
Applicants can propose either free-to-air or pay services but must make these services available to 30% of the population within three years of the service launch and 60% within six years.
Applications must be in by 1700 on January the 15th 2008 and a decision on the successful applicants is expected in April with final authorisation given in June.
Source: CSA website
Item added: 14th November 2007