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Reception of the DVB by the antenna “rake”

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In France, the law of March 5th, 2007 relating to the modernization of the audio-visual diffusion and on television of the future fixes the general framework making it possible the population to have access to the DVB.

Digital terrestrial television (DVB) is diffused by hertzian way, thanks to the transmitters which cover the metropolitan territory. It is received by the means of antennas “rake”.

Thanks to the digital technology, which offers a quality of image and its higher than the old analogical television, it is not any more one TV channel, but several chains which can be diffused on the same channel or waveband of 8 MHz. One speaks then about “multiplexing” to indicate a group of chains diffused on the same frequency.


The free channels of the DVB cover from now on nearly 97% of the metropolitan population using 1626 transmitters, that is to say a level higher than the threshold of 95% fixed by the law.


The DVB is also available in all the territories overseas for more than 95% of the overseas population, with 8 public channels (Country 1st, France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, France O, France 24, Arte) to which is added a maximum of three private local chains by territory.

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