The French region of Alsace, where the French border crosses over to Germany and Switzerland, is to be upgraded to digital television services in October. The French TNT (Tele Numerique pour Tous will be available to 80% of the population following transmitter work that will take place between October 15 and 31.
Frequency agreements have been struck with Germany and Switzerland to ensure that viewers in the region can continue to receive cross border television.
The 18-channel FTA (free-to-air) package is now available to 63% of French viewers. Some 19% have purchased the necessary decoders or integrated digital television.