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.
November 20, 2008
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.