VOD pilot on DTT extended

French media regulator CSA has extended the licence for the terrestrial VOD pilot, which is currently taking place in Rouen, Normandy, until the end of November. The tests are being run by transmitter company TDF and the Pay-TV DTT operator TV Numeric.
French terrestrial VOD is called SMAD, which stands for ‘services de médias audiovisuels à la demande’ and could offer both paid VOD as well as catch-up TV services.
Also in Normandy, the CSA has granted approval to regional channel Normandie TV to test interactive services on the R1 multiplex on condition that it provides more detailed information of the modifications it has in mind and takes measures to prevent any interference with other channels using the multiplex.
Source: Broadband TV News and Digital TV Europe.net
Item added: 18th October 2010