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France names six new HD channels for DTT network

French regulator the CSA has unveiled six new channels on the country’s digital terrestrial television (DTT) service.

The regulator has approved licences for TF1’s movie and drama channel HD1, M6’s family network 6ster, Amaury’s sports channel L’Equipe HD, Nextradio TV’s documentary station RMC, NRJ’s female skewing network Cherie HD and diversity channel Tvous la Telediversitie.

The HD channels will launch before the end of 2012 and are expected to reach 50% of the country by the middle of next year. The channels will initially launch in Paris, Marseille and Bordeaux.

Tags: CSA, DTT, France