Three European free-to-air satellite TV operators – Fransat (France), Freesat (UK), and Tivùsat (Italy) – have come together to form the FreeTV Alliance.
French DTH platform Fransat by Eutelsat is adding new a clutch of new pay channels to its line-up.
Franch DTH platform Fransat and Aston have announced the launch of a new CAM module in the CI+ 1.3 standard.
Canalsat and TNTSAT are refusing to carry the two new French DTT channels HD1 and 6ter in a dispute over carriage fees.
The French sports channels BeIn Sport are now available on the satellite DTH platform Fransat on Eutelsat. The two channels are available in both SD and HD.
Eutelsat’s subscription-free Fransat platform will start to carry six new HD channels on December 12.
Samsung is introducing an integrated satellite and DTT receiver for the French market together with Neotion and Fransat.
Eutelsat’s Fransat platform has announced it now has 1.2 million commercialised individual decoders and 400,000 community dwellings.
The six analogue television channels that are broadcasting from the Eutelsat Atlantic Bird 3 (AB3) satellite will terminate analogue transmissions on November 29. On that date, all terrestrial analogue broadcasts in the country will also be switched off.
IBC 2011 – AMSTERDAM. At the Eutelsat stand there was a showcase of the Arte+7 catch-up TV services over satellite based on an Aston set top box.