France Télécom to launch TV-over-ADSL in December

16 Sep 2003

France is set to experience its first taste of TV-over-ADSL when national PTO France Télécom launches a commercial service in December in conjunction with TPS, the satellite TV company owned by French broadcasters TF1 and M6. Initial launch will cover Lyon, with Paris to follow in Spring 2004. France Télécom’s CEO Thierry Breton said the impending deployment marked a ‘major innovation that takes broadband into new territory beyond the internet and creates groundbreaking models for content distribution’.