CSA recommends DVB-T2 for new DTT channels

France’s TV and radio regulator the CSA, has proposed the immediate adoption of the DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 standards for all new DTT channels.
DVB-T2 will allow broadcasters to air four or more HD channels over a single multiplex and together with MPEG-4 will favour the development of HD, which is expected to be supported by 95% of French TV sets by 2015.
Once the government decides on the standard, the CSA will be able to launch a tender for the new DTT channels.
On the related issue of bonus channels for historic broadcasters, the head of the CSA said the European Commission is due to announce its decision by the end of September.
CSA’s report on the DVB-T2 proposal can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:- SUR L’AVENIR DE LA TELEVISION NUMERIQUE TERRESTRE
Main source: Telecompaper
Item added: 13th September 2011