France Televisions attacks Free for charging for optimal VoD

Friday 15 February 2013 | 11:26 CET | News
French public broadcaster France Television has attacked ISP Free's premium service for the Replay catch-up TV service on the Freebox package due to peak usage levels in the evenings. Since 2010, the company offers 'priority passes' for optimal video delivery, costing EUR 0.99 a night or EUR 3.99 a month. Freebox Replay was previously offered only free of charge. The bottlenecks between 19:00 and 22:00 must be resolved another way, France Televisions director Laurent Frisch told 01net. The broadcaster is required to provide free access to its programmes to TV licence payers and argues that

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: France Televisions / Free
Countries: France
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