TV Numeric in receivership

French digital-terrestrial pay TV service provider TV Numeric has been placed in receivership.

The company had revealed at the start of this year that its closure could be a possibility. A number of terrestrial pay TV channels, including TPS Star and CFoot had already withdrawn their offerings, leaving pay TV services on the digital-terrestrial platform looking threadbare. There are currently only five pay TV services on terrestrial – Eurosport, Paris Première, LCI, Planète+ and TF6 – giving little reason for subscribers to pay a €10 a month fee to receive them. TV Numeric’s base is believed to have fallen from 100,000 at the start of the year to around 40,000 today.

TV Numeric will remain on air until the end of the year, with the possibility of finding new backers before that time.