French media regulator CSA has extended the licence for the terrestrial VOD pilot that is currently taking place in Rouen. The tests are being run by transmitter company TDF and the pay-TV DTT operator TV Numeric.
The authority has extended the current test licence until the end of November. The new service could offer both paid VOD as well as catch-up TV services.
TDF is very keen to promote the terrestrial push-VOD model and has been running trials since 2008 with the first tests conducted in Paris in 2010, later followed by trials in Rouen and Evreux.
In French terrestrial VOD is called SMAD, which stands for ‘services de médias audiovisuels à la demande’.