Nov 092015
 

French DTT viewers faced with signal black-out.

French viewers who are dependent on digital terrestrial reception, and who only have an MPEG2 receiver, will face black screens on April 5, 2016, when the country’s DTT network switches off its MEPG-2 broadcasts.

Viewers need to have a MPEFG4 HD receiver in order to continue receiving signals from the DTT network, which in France is called TNT. At the moment, only sales of the correct reception equipment is allowed, but there remains a large number of legacy receivers, affecting possibly as many as six million viewers.
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