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Eutelsat launches free satellite TV service Fransat

Wednesday 24 June 2009 | 10:22 CET | News
Eutelsat has launched the Fransat subscription-free satellite TV service, offering access to France's 18 free DTT channels, overseas channel France O and the four DTT HD channels. The service is aimed at 1.5 million subscriber homes currently viewing analogue TV via Eutelsat's Atlantic Bird 3 satellite and the 2.5 million to 3.8 million households the company expects to have problems receiving DTT coverage. Four Fransat-compatible STBs are available at launch, costing EUR 99 to EUR 299. Eutelsat rival Astra has been offering similar service TNTSat, distributed by CanalSat, for two years.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Eutelsat
Countries: France
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