Second DTT/HD trial planned for September

The first HDTV trial on the DTT platform took place between the 28th May and the 17th July in Paris, Lyon and Marseille with broadcasters Télévisions, Arte, TF1, Canal+ and M6. Unfortunately not all broadcasters were able to take part in this trial and now the CSA is planning a second trial from the 1st September to the 7th January 2007. Licenses will be available for use in Paris (ch23), Lyon (ch27) and Marseille (ch22). Preference will be given to free-to-view broadcasters on the DTT platform, who didn’t take part in the previous trial. The material used must be HD content coded using MPEG 4. Applications must be received by the 13th July.
Source: CSA
Item added: 4th July 2006