Fight for remaining Paris DTT space

The French media regulator, the CSA, has received 18 applications for the remaining DTT capacity in Paris, which is a single slot in the R1 multiplex, vacated by public broadcaster France Ô.
As well as local broadcasters, France 24, NextRadioTV, France Télécom Orange, NRJ Group and Euronews are also said to be interested.
Broadband TV News comments that this move has prompted the existing local and regional broadcasters to appeal to the CSA not to endanger the “fragile advertising market.” Rather they see that the Council will grant an HD channel the licence.
France Ô vacated the R1 multiplex when it was allowed national distribution in another mux.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 9th August 2010