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France spends half as much as expected on DTT switchover

Friday 28 September 2012 | 09:34 CET | News
France spent less than half as much as expected it the digital TV switchover, according to France Tele Numerique, the now disbanded body formed in 2007 to oversee the migration. Les Echos reports that the cost will be around EUR 150 million, versus the government's initial estimate of EUR 320 million, with half coming directly from the state, 15 percent from public broadcaster France Televisions, 5 percent from Arte and 10 percent each from the three incumbent private terrestrial broadcasters. The switchover was completed at the end of last year, with 97.3 percent of France's homes being

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