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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.

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