French streaming service Salto is to launch on the country’s DTT platform.
It follows approval Wednesday for the France Télévisions-TF1-M6 joint venture that will use the HbbTV platform.
Regulator CSA confirmed it had granted authorisation for Salto to launch on the TNT platform in a post on Twitter. It said Salto would be available to anyone who has connected their TNT/DTT box to the internet.
Last week cultural channel Arte launched its own streaming service on DTT after the CSA gave it permission to launch an experimental channel. It’s also using the popular HbbTV protocol.
“Today, 25% of French households only access television via TNT,” said Thomas Follin, CEO of Salto, in a statement. “This experimentation granted by the CSA as part of the modernization of TNT, will gradually allow them to access Salto directly on channel 51 of their television.”
The service will go live next week.