Fransat officially launched

The French free to air satellite service Fransat has been officially launched and now provides viewers access to the same programmes available on the terrestrial DTT network.
Fransat is aimed at viewers who are not yet in areas covered by terrestrial DTT transmitters and areas that are unable to be covered due to terrain or position. It is estimated that 2.5 to 3.8 million households are currently unable to access all the services transmitted on the DTT platform.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 6th July 2009