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Preparation of the passage to whole MPEG-4: new composition of the multiplexings

Official statement of the Monday, October 19, 2015

Following the publication, on October 7th, 2015, selection of the candidates selected within the framework of the call to the candidatures of July 29th, 2015 for the edition of television services for national vocation in high definition on digital terrestrial television (DVB), the Superior council of audio-visual took a decision, at his full session of October 14th, 2015, on the new composition of the multiplexings[1] national of the DVB. This new composition will be installation at the conclusion of the technological changes and the technical operations necessary on the way to whole MPEG-4 envisaged in April 2016:


Name of the multiplexing R1 R2 R3 R4 R6 R7
Chains lodged on the multiplexing France 2 BFM TV Canal+ 6Ter LCP/Public Senate Darling 25
France 3 D8 Canal+ Cinema Arte NT1 HD1
Local television/France 3 (2Nd unhooking) D17 Canal+ Sport France 5 NRJ 12 L'Equipe 21
France 4 Gulli LCI M6 TMC Number 23[2]
France Ô iTÉLÉ Paris Première W9 TF1 RMC Discovered


The generalization of standard MPEG-4 makes it possible to accommodate the new offer resulting from the call to the candidatures for the edition of services in high definition while envisaging the stop of the multiplexings R5 and R8, which the maintenance cannot be assured because of the release of band 700 MHz to the profit of the sector of the electronic communications.

This reorganization of the multiplexings takes account at the same time of the current composition of the multiplexings and the wishes formulated by the actors, in particular within the framework of the call to the candidatures, but also of the available resource and the topology of the various networks of diffusion of the DVB.

This new composition will require a new research and memorizing of the chains[3] in April 2016 for the whole of the receivers receiving the DVB. These receivers will have to be compatible with the standard of coding MPEG-4.


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[1] Domestic networks of diffusion of the DVB. A multiplexing makes it possible to diffuse several services.

[2] Until June 30th, 2016.

[3] the research and memorizing of the chains make it possible to proceed to a new adjustment and the setting in memory of the chains. Certain television sets do it automatically (and regularly). For others, it is necessary to manually carry out this operation which does not take that a few minutes.