TDF chooses Synamedia to broadcast France Televisions in French overseas territories

French telecoms and digital infrastructure operator TDF will leverage Synamedia’s virtual Digital Content Manager (vDCM) for the video processing of public broadcaster France Televisions’ five national channels as well as Outre-mer La Première and Arte, across French overseas territories. The video software provider’s vDCM delivers scalable video experiences, covering multiplexing through encoding and transcoding, as […]

Free extends its fibre reach with TDF agreement

French service provider Free is to commercialise its service offerings via the networks operated by transmission services provider TDF following an agreement between the latter and IFT, a sister outfit to Free owned by its proprietor Iliad Telecom. TDF has built out a number of fibre networks in less densely populated parts of the country […]

Broadcast Networks Europe names new chief

Broadcast Networks Europe (BNE), the association of European-terrestrial transmission network providers, has named Arnaud Lucaussy, CEO of France’s TDF, as president. Lucuaussy takes over the reins of the organisation from Josep Ventosa, director of Cellnex Telecom’s Spanish unit. Brussels-based BNE groups together 17 transmission services providers from 19 European countries and is dedicated to the […]

France completes 700MHz switchover

France has completed the transfer of the 700MHz frequency band from broadcasting to mobile applications. Completion of the project, which was designed to provide additional capacity for 4G and 5G mobile applications, comes over four years after the government kicked the process off. The Ile-de-France region was the first to switch, in April 2016 to […]

Coriolis strikes fibre agreement with TDF

French alternative mobile telecom company Coriolis Telecom has struck an agreement with transmission and infrastructure outfit TDF to commercialise its multi-play fixed and mobile offerings on TDF’s fibre networks. Coriolis Telecom’s services will be available on TDF’s network s in the Val d’Oise from this month, followed by its networks in Yvelines, the Val de […]

TDF to provide HbbTV targeted ad tech internationally with Enensys

French transmission service provider TDF has teamed up with technology outfit Enensys to further the development of HbbTV-based targeted advertising on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. TDF has developed what it describes as an innovative technology to enable dynamic ad substitution on the DTT platform using the HbbTV specifications. The first trials of the technology took […]

TDF highlights investment plans

French transmission services and telecom infrastructure provider TDF has posted revenues of €671.9 million and EBITDA of €354.7 million for the full year, with investment in digital infrastructure totalling €259.4 million, or 39% of its total revenue. Audiovisual revenues were stable, the company said, with the main focus last year being the freeing up of […]

TDF welcomes report on future of DTT

French transmission services provider TDF has welcomed plans for the modernisation of the country’s digital-terrestrial TV network unveiled by the country’s Forum AudioVisuel Numérique (FAVN). The FAVN, which was commissioned to undertake the work by the Commission Technique d’Experts du Numérique (CTEN) organised under the aegis of media regulator the CSA, has submitted a report […]

France Télévisions teams up with TDF for targeted advertising over DTT

France Télévisions’ advertising arm, France TV Publicité, has teamed up with transmission services provider TDF to introduce targeted advertising using the HbbTV platform on the country’s digital-terrestrial TV network. The pair teamed up to substitute adverts from financial services company Sofinco and food manufacturer St Hubert targeted at digital-terrestrial TV screens. TDF said that the […]

TDF to expand digital-terrestrial UHD trial

French media regulator the CSA has authorised transmission services provider TDF to use a third digital-terrestrial channel to pilot UHD TV services in the Île-de-France, Nantes and Toulouse areas. TDF will add DTT channel 83 to channels 81 and 82, which have been in service since 2014. The channels are distributed via three digital-terrestrial frequencies. […]

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