German and French broadcasters will launch their respective DTT services along the Franco-German border in tune with each other, so viewers will have maximum benefit of the new services. On the German side this concerns DTT introduction in the states of Saarland and Baden, in France the departments of Alsace and Lorraine. The plan is to achieve full DTT coverage by the end of this year. For the moment only German public broadcasters plan to start transmissions in these states, but commercial broadcasters might join the DTT platform in Saarland. On the French side the cities of Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Forbach, Metz, Nancy, Saarbourg and Verdun will have DTT coverage by the end of the year. For many households living along the border this will mean reception of DTT channels from both countries will be possible. In the state of Saarland and the northeastern tip of France reception of the Luxemburg DTT service is also possible.
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