Cultural channel Opsis TV launches on Fransat platform

White label video streaming publishing solution OKAST has launched HDP-backed Opsis TV on Fransat, a French operator of free DTT via satellite in France. Opsis, according to OKAST, is the first OTT service for digital theatre, offering hundreds of live or on-demand plays. The service will be available to 2 million Fransat viewers. A strategic […]

Eutelsat turns in better than expected results

Satellite operator Eutelsat saw a 2% like-for-like drop in video revenues in the six months to December to €455.4 million, contributing to an overall drop of 0.9% in revenues to €755 million. EBITDA dropped by 2% to €588 million. Net income rose by 2.2% to €192 million for the company’s fiscal first half. The company […]

French channels set for HD launch on Fransat

French broadcaster TF1 Group has chosen to launch HD versions of free-to-air channels TMC and NT1 on the Fransat satellite platform. The channels will be available on satellite in HD ahead of the planned transition of the country’s digital-terrestrial platform to MPEG-4 next year. Fransat already airs 10 digital-terrestrial channels in HD – TF1, France […]

Fransat and Neotion unveil CI+ 1.3 CAM

French satellite TV platform, Fransat, has partnered with Neotion to unveil a CI+ 1.3 conditional access module (CAM) at IBC. With the Neotion CI+ 1.3 CAM Fransat is able to provide access to its IP-based services straight to a connected television via a secure link between the module and Fransat HbbTV portal. By using the […]

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 […]

Samsung rolls out Fransat-integrated TVs

Fransat, Samsung and Neotion have launched an integrated satellite receiver and DTT module, meaning consumers do not need a set-top box to receive free-to-air channels in France. Samsung’s 2012 range of TV sets will come with a CI Plus decryption module produced by Neotion and an access card for subscription-free reception of Fransat, the French […]