France Television gets funding for HD

The French public broadcaster, France Television, will push ahead with an expansion to HD digital terrestrial services following approval of a new five-year budget.
France 3 has already set aside a €21 million budget for its HD transition.
The French State has agreed to a 3.5% increase for 2008 and further increases expected to reach 2.9% in 2009 and 2.6% in 2010.
The budget will now be submitted to the financial and cultural committees of the French National Assembly for their approval.
Source: Broadband TV news
Item added: 21st March 2007