Tender opens for new HD/DTT licence

CSA, the French broadcasting regulator, has invited candidates to tender for a new HD/DTT licence. The new licence is for a Pay-TV service and only broadcasters who already provide Pay-TV services on the DTT platform are allowed to tender. If a candidate’s application is successful its existing SDTV service will be replaced by the new Pay-HDTV service.
The new services will be made available on the R3 multiplex and candidates have until the 28th March to submit an application.
The licence is expected to be issued in May and HDTV services can begin soon after.
Source: CSA website
Item added: 5th February 2008 (corrected 18th February 2008)