SES Astra has revealed that the French digital terrestrial free-TV offer via the Astra Satellite System, TNTSAT, has extended its nationwide reach. At the end of October, 750,000 TNTSAT receivers had been distributed to French households.

TNTSAT is a service targeted to regions where TV households cannot receive signals from terrestrial transmitters. It offers French TV viewers the full range of digital terrestrial free-TV channels over the ASTRA satellites, allowing a 100 per cent coverage of France. At the time of the analogue switch-off in France, the number of households which will not be covered by terrestrial transmitters is estimated to be around 1.5 million, representing five per cent of the French population.

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