‘France Télé Numérique’ to oversee analogue switch-off
The responsibility for managing ASO has been given to a newly set up organisation called France Télé Numérique. The members of this public body are the government with public and private broadcasters (France Télévisions, Arte-France, TF1, Métropole Télévison and Canal Plus).
The convention establishing the organisation was signed on 26 April 2007, and defines the details of its role in ensuring the overall switch off process is carried out smoothly. This includes coordination at the transmission and frequency spectrum technical level, being responsible for informing the public, and managing social support funding.
The initial budget for France Télé Numérique is set at €2Million for 2007.
Item added: 21st May 2007