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CSA postpones digital-terrestrial box upgrade

French regulator the CSA has decided to postpone a technical operation, originally scheduled for May 5 this year, that would have increased the number of channels digital-terrestrial set-tops and integrated digital TVs are capable of receiving in order to avoid a significant number of them suffering technical failure.

The upgrade would have enabled the transmission of new channels on the platform. The CSA said it had adopted an alternative procedure and would postpone the upgrade to 2013 to give equipment providers time to adapt.

Separately, the CSA has warned the operators of multiplexes R2 and R3 over their failure to ensure the transmission of digital-terrestrial channels on those multiplexes in certain regions of Alsace on the German border.