CSA begins HD DTT auction

French communications regulator CSA has announced an auction for six new HD channels on the country’s DTT network. The channels will be broadcast in the DVB-T1 MPEG 4 standard on multiplexes R7 and R8. Bids must be submitted by January 3 2012 and the CSA will meet with shortlisted candidates between March 5-9. The successful […]

CSA to launch appeal for DTT channels on Monday

French media regulator the CSA is to issue its appeal for candidates to launch six new channels on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform next Monday, CSA president Michel Boyon has announced. The move follows the decision last week by the French government to launch six new channels on the platform in place of awarding so-called bonus […]

French government abandons bonus channels plan

The French government has abandoned plans to award so-called bonus channels on the digital-terrestrial platform to the country’s commercial broadcasters as part of its plan that will see six new HD channels launch on the platform. Under plans confirmed yesterday, media regulator the CSA will launch a tender for candidates to launch new channels on […]

CSA begins examining channels’ quota obligations

French media regulator the CSA has begun examining whether the country’s pay TV channels met their licence obligations to support local production last year. The regulator said that a number of channels – Beur TV, Demain TV, 3A Télésud, Best of shopping, M6 Boutique and Co, Ma Chaîne étudiante, Berbère TV, KTO and No Life […]

Boyon tackles criticisim of DTT report, Canal Plus Bolloré deal

Michel Boyon, head of French media regulator the CSA, has taken on criticism of his report on the future of the digital-terrestrial platform and his proposal to mandate the DVB-T2 standard for the launch all further channels. In an interview with Le Figaro newspaper, Boyon said that he had not buried the planned launch of […]

Edonys protests CSA decision on wine channel

France-based international channel Edonys, which deals with all aspects of wine and viticulture, has accused media regulator the CSA of discriminating against its plans to launch another wine-based channel in France. Edonys has alleged that CSA member Catherine Laborde has expressed her opposition to the creation of such a channel in the media, which is […]

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