0
Broadcast & Satellite

CSA picks Onde Numerique for pay digital radio licence

Thursday 8 November 2012 | 10:00 CET | News
French audiovisual regulator CSA has chosen Onde Numerique over Media Mobile to operate a future pay digital radio service over the L band. The preparatory decision was taken at a plenary session on 23 October. After its digital pay radio service is operating, Onde Numerique will be permitted to deliver video and other data services under its licence. Reuters reports that Onde Numerique plans to offer subscribers 64 radio stations, including 50 exclusivce ones.  Onde Numerique is in partnership with Lagardere subsidiary Metta to produce specific radio shows, but also with many FM stations including Europe 1, Oui FM and Radio Classique.

The service will play all genres of music and it will carry public broadcaster Radio France’s seven stations as well as Euronews and BFMTV’s audio feeds. It is due to launch in 140 cities in 2014 and will cost about EUR 10 a month. The L-band service is based on terrestrial with satellite support. To build up its audience, Onde Numerique will launch a service next year over ADSL, 3G and Wi-Fi costing about EUR 5 a month. Customers will be able to “fast forward” or “rewind” a live show, read subtitles for the hearing impaired and buy tracks they hear. Onde Numerique will seek EUR 10 million from investment funds or a flotation at the start of next year, company president Franz Cantarano told Reuters. Onde Numerique’s rival, Media Mobile, already had backing, from TDF, Vinci and Renault.


Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours. Subscribe now.

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Audience / CSA / TDF
Countries: France
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.






+ 4.6%
annual increase in customers
France  |  2015 Q1

Calendar   /   Industry Events

03 Aug Limelight Networks Q2 2015
03 Aug Frontier Communications Q2 2015
03 Aug Broadsoft Q2 2015
03 Aug Suddenlink Q2 2015
04 Aug Cable One Q2 2015
04 Aug Liberty Global Q2 2015
04 Aug Comptel Q2 2015
04 Aug TIM Brasil Q2 2015
04 Aug Internap Q2 2015
04 Aug Otelco Q2 2015
04 Aug Earthlink Q2 2015
04 Aug Charter Communications Q2 2015
04 Aug Sprint fiscal Q1
04 Aug Avaya fiscal Q3
04 Aug Bharti Airtel fiscal Q1
04 Aug Hutchison Telecom HK Q2 2015
04 Aug Evolving Systems Q2 2015
05 Aug AVG Technologies Q2 2015
05 Aug Motorola Solutions Q2 2015
05 Aug Dish Network Q2 2015
05 Aug Interxion Q2 2015
05 Aug CenturyLink Q2 2015
05 Aug NTT fiscal Q1
05 Aug Aerohive Networks Q2 2015
05 Aug Sky Deutschland fiscal Q4
05 Aug Fairpoint Communications Q2 2015
05 Aug Mitel Q2 2015
06 Aug Netia Q2 2015
06 Aug HTC Q2 2015
06 Aug Novatel Wireless Q2 2015
::: More Calendar Items