More Free-to Air DTT channel
Six more free-to-air TV channels may soon be launched in France according to Le Figaro.
The matter is scheduled to be pursued at a cabinet meeting this week. If agreed, the government will ask media authority CSA to launch a tender.
This approach is expected to satisfy all players.
TF1, M6 and Canal Plus would bid with their bonus channels, TV Breizh, M6 Famille and Canal20. NRJ and Nextratio TV, which also seek a second channel, could go ahead with their Cherie HD and RMC Sport projects.
There are currently 19 free DTT channels using the DVB-T standard in France.
The CSA has called for all future channels to use DVB-T2.
Item added: 10th October 2011