Two more regions switch to DTT

Two more regions in France, the Centre and Poitou-Charentes, will switch to all digital TV at midnight on the 18th October. This follows ASO (analogue switch off) in Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine on the 28th September.
The latest ASO brings the total number of regions having made the switch to 8 representing 17.7 million French people, or 29% of the metropolitan population.
The French digital terrestrial networks offer at least 18 free-to-air channels as well as a number of Pay-TV channels. It also offers terrestrial HD broadcasts.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 18th October 2010