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Fransat to carry six HD DTT channels

Eutelsat’s free-to-air DTH platform for the French market, Fransat, is adding six new HD channels next month.

From December 12, Fransat customers will be able to view free-to-air channels Chérie 25, HD1, L’Équipe 21, Numéro 23, RMC Découverte and 6ter. The channels are also launching on France’s DTT network on December 22 but will initially only be available to 25% of homes in metropolitan France.

Jean-Luc Deroudilhe, CEO of Fransat said, “We are delighted to provide nationwide coverage of these six new national channels from day one and to increase the HD offer to 10 subscription-free channels. The signal quality and digital choice available through Fransat continues to attract viewers, with almost two million TV sets now connected to our platform.”

The Fransat platform is broadcast via the Eutelsat 5 West A satellite at 5° West.