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Satellite solution for French DTT reception problems

French digital economy minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has asked GIP France Télé-Numérique, the body set up to oversee the country’s digital transition, to extend public subsidies of digital satellite equipment in the border area between the Lower Normandy and Brittany regions because of problems with digital-terrestrial reception in the area.

The move follows a study of the problems experienced by the area’s residents, ordered by the spectrum agency the ANFR and carried out by media regulator the CSA, which found that homes in the border area between the main transmitters for Normandy and Brittany would require satellite reception as a solution.