CSA opens call for 6 HD channels

The Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has launched a call for applications for six HD channels to broadcast on the French DTT system.
The channels will broadcast in DVB-T/MPEG-4 over the R7 and R8 multiplexes.
The deadline for applications is the 3rd January 2012 with the candidates selected in mid-March.
The formal licensing process will be completed at the end of May 2012.
In a statement the CSA said it would look favourably on channels planning to be on-air in the autumn of 2012 with coverage of 25% of the French mainland.
The two new networks will be deployed by 2014 to achieve a coverage equivalent to that of R1, R2, R4 and R6.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 24th October 2011