DVB-T services launched in Oversees Territories
The CSA have announced that DTT services using DVB-T will start in all French Overseas territories on the 30th November 2010.
Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Réunion, Mayotte, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon and the islands Wallis and Futuna, in French Polynesia and Nouvelle-Calédonie will begin with a single multiplex and all TV analogue services will be closed.
Between eight and ten channels will be broadcast, depending on the region. The multiplex will offer five channels from public broadcaster France Télévisions (France2, France3, France4, France5, France Ô), Arte, France 24 (in French) and one or two of the regional private broadcasters, ACG, Polynésie 1ère, Nouvelle Calédonie 1ère, TNT TV, Guyane 1ère, Guadeloupe 1ère, La Une Guadeloupe, Carib’inTV, Martinique 1ère, ATB+V, KMT, Mayotte 1ère, Réunion 1ère, Antenne Réunion, Kréol TV, Saint-Pierre & Miquelon 1ère, Wallis and Futuna 1èr.
The new service operated by the French Public broadcast organization responsible for overseas departments and territories, the RFO, will operate the service which is coded using MPEG-4.
Source: Broadband TV News
Official source: CSA
Item added: 29th November 2010