The French daily Le Figaro has lent its support to NextRadioTV, one of a number of smaller French broadcasters, which are bidding for a DTT licence in the Ile-de-France region.
Le Figaro is taking a 10% stake in NextRadioTV’s BFM Paris TV channel. The remainder of the shares will stay with NextRadioTV. The channel is aiming at the businessman with a mix of financial and local news, weather, traffic and culture.
The interview process for the four available slots in the regional multiplex are scheduled to begin on Monday. However one candidate, Shtonk, has withdrawn its application. This has reduced the field to 28 channels.