Arqiva secure contract for French DTT service

Arqiva has secured the management of French broadcaster Multi7's multiplex platform delivering a new Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service announced by French regulator CSA in March.

Multi 7 contains four commercial channels and three associated channels and is the first DTT multiplex of its kind authorised by the CSA.

The network aims to broadcast localised news and culture to the Ille de France region, the most populated area in the country.

Arqiva will be responsible for encoding, multiplexing and signal switching before delivering the content by dedicated fibre to the broadcast transmitter on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Denis Chambon, general manager of Arqiva in France, added: "This multiplex of local channels in the Ile de France region represents a strong initial entry into the French DTT market which we look forward to building on with similar projects in the future. Along with our proven expertise in managing multiplex platforms, our 24/7 Paris operational centre is a key asset in this area which helps to differentiate Arqiva from our competitors."

Arqiva have signed a 5 year contact with Multi-7 and will be operating from its Paris teleport.

DTG Staff  |  01.07.2008

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