Next year France will start to transfer part of the DTT frequencies to make room for telecom operators.
From October 2018 to June 2019, more than half of the French population will have to adjust their televisions in order to continue to receive digital terrestrial television (DTT), called TNT in France.
At the moment, about 54% of all homes, more than 11 million households, or 26.3 million viewers are receiving television via digital terrestrial.
The French sate has decided to transfer part of the DTT frequencies (about 30%) to telecom operators in order for them to deploy 4G services. The transfer has already taken place in Ile-de-France, serving the Paris region.