Following a test of push-VOD over the digital terrestrial network, France could launch VOD and catch-up TV services over the air sometime next year. But first, a number of issues need to be solved.
The 16 French channels with a mobile TV licence have chosen Mobmux, a subsidiary of TDF, as the operator of their DVB-H multiplex, the media authority CSA has announced. It said that this is an important step towards the introduction of mobile TV “to which the Council has always firmly committed.”
The French media authority CSA has approved two pilots for push-VOD services over the nation’s digital terrestrial network.
In an effort to break the deadlock situation concerning the introduction of Mobile TV, the French transmitter company TDF has proposed that it would finance the roll-out of the network and bear the costs of broadcasting during the start-up phase to reach 17% of the population, according to Les Echos.