TV sets must include a DTT tuner
As of the 5th March 2008 all TV sets sold in France must include an DTT tuner with MPEG-2 decoding.
The law “Télévision du Futur” made the inclusion of the tuner mandatory. In addition all HD-ready TV sets must include an
MPEG-4 (H.264 AVC) tuner by the end of 2008.
HD services on the terrestrial platform are expected to be launched in 2008. Licences have already been allocated to TF1, France Télévisions and M6.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 10th March 2008