New Broadcast Consultation begins

A consultation process to review the 1986 broadcasting law has been launched by the French Government. The present law does not take account of digital technologies such as DTT and Internet access. The review and subsequent legal amendments to the old law are needed to take account of mobile TV with TF1, M6 and Canal plus requiring the current allocation of seven channels per company to be extended before they can go ahead with new services.
The new law will also make HDTV broadcast over DTT and cable possible.
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Item added: 8th May 2006