CSA begins HD DTT auction

French communications regulator CSA has announced an auction for six new HD channels on the country’s DTT network.

The channels will be broadcast in the DVB-T1 MPEG 4 standard on multiplexes R7 and R8.

Bids must be submitted by January 3 2012 and the CSA will meet with shortlisted candidates between March 5-9. The successful channels will be announced in March with licences delivered by the end of May.

The regulator said new channels should be broadcasting to at least 25% of mainland France, including the cities of Paris, Bordeaux and Marseille, by autumn 2012.


Tags: CSA, DTT, France