France: TDF to test DVB-T2
May 15, 2015
From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris
The CSA, the French TV regulator, has given the green light to TDF to proceed with technical broadcasting changes regarding the current trial of DTT service B2M (Broadcast Mobile Multimedia). It is authorising TDF to modify the broadcasts from DVB-T to tests using DVB-T2 and eMBMS.
TDF broadcasts the service from the Eiffel Tower transmitter in Paris and will report its conclusions after the experiment.
The B2M consortium, which includes AirWeb, Archos, Expway, Immanens, Parrot and ParisTech University, received €1 million from the French government’s digital content technologies grant for projects. The goal is to broadcast electronic press, magazines, films, catch-up and podcasts, as well as live TV and radio, to mobile devices.