Government provides funding for DSO
The French government has announced that it will make €320 million available to support the digital switchover process.
€120 million of this funding is to make more information on the switchover available, by the means of Internet websites, a call centre and by providing other means of communication to consumers. A further €15 million will be made available to fund a national and regional advertising campaign.
€183 million will be used to help targeted households such as those with disabled members, householders over 70 years old and low incomes, make the transition to digital reception.
Digital switchover is expected to be completed by 30 November 2011.
Source: Le Figaro
Item added: 11th November 2008