Tonight, Monday June 7 at midnight, analogue switch-over will happen in the French region of Brittany. Following complete digitalisation in the Alsace, Lower Normandy and the Loire region, this will be the fourth part of the country to turn completely digital.
At exactly midnight all 66 transmitters in the region will be switched off and the three transmitter companies, TDF, Towercast and Itas Tim, will be working to go all digital. The switch-over process is estimated to last until 10 o’clock in the morning. Until that time all TV screens will remain black.
The switch-over is according to the time table proposed by the French media authority CSA.
In a related development, the Council is also expected today to give the official go-ahead for the rolling out of the DVB-H mobile TV service by TDF and Virgin Mobile. The four major operator in the country, Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and Free, have said they will not take part in any DVB-H mobile TV service.