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TNT (Télévision Numérique Terrestre) is the national digital terrestrial service for France. It formally arrived on 31 March 2005 after a short testing period. Like Freeview in the United Kingdom it will support many new channels as well as the current terrestrial television stations. 5 HD channels (4 free and one pay) were launched in October 2008 using also the H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC format.

Pay TV channels were launched in September 2005 using the MPEG4 format, unlike most of Europe which currently uses MPEG2.

Pay per view terrestrial channels use H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC. Analogue switch off is expected to be finished by 30 November 2011.[1]

TNT is the first service to implement Dolby Digital Plus as one possible audio codec.[2]


TNT by satellite

TNT channels are also available for reception by satellite, broadcast from the Astra satellites at 19.2° east as TNT SAT. The channels are encrypted but there is no subscription charge, and both the set-top box and viewing card (valid for four years) that are required are available from hypermarkets.



National channels

EPG No. Channel Multiplex
1 TF1 R6
2 France 2 R1
3 France 3 R1
4 Canal+ HD (Pay-TV) R3
5 France 5 R1
6 M6 R4
7 Arte R1
8 Direct 8 R2
9 W9 R4
10 TMC R6
11 NT1 R4
12 NRJ 12 R6
13 La Chaîne parlementaire R1
14 France 4 R2
15 BFM TV R2
16 I>Télé R2
EPG No. Channel Multiplex
17 Virgin 17 R2
18 Gulli R2
20-25 Regional Channels R1
30 TPS Star (Pay-TV) R3
31 Paris Première (Pay-TV) R4
32 Canal+ Sport (Pay-TV) R3
33 Canal+ Cinéma (Pay-TV) R3
35 Planète (Pay-TV) R3
36 TF6 (Pay-TV) R6
38 LCI (Pay-TV) R6
39 Eurosport France (Pay-TV) R6
51 TF1 HD (HD) R5
52 France 2 HD (HD) R5
56 M6 HD (HD) R5
57 Arte HD (HD) R4

Regional channels

EPG No. Channel City Multiplex
20 Alsatic TV Strasbourg, Mulhouse and Kaysersberg R1
20 Angers 7 Angers R1
20 BIP TV Issoudun L8
20 Canal 32 Troyes L8
20 Cityzen TV Caen R1
20 Clermont Première Clermont-Ferrand and Montluçon R1
20 LCM Marseille R1
20 Nantes 7 / TéléNantes Nantes R1
20 TéléGrenoble Grenoble R1
20 TLM Lyon R1
20 TLT Toulouse R1
20 TV Rennes 35 Rennes and Saint-Brieuc R1
20 TV7 Bordeaux Bordeaux and Arcachon R1
20 Villages TV Poitiers R1
20 Wéo Nord-Pas-de-Calais R1
21 7L TV Montpellier R1
21 Grand Lille TV Lille R1
EPG No. Channel City Multiplex
21 Images Plus Epinal R1
21 TL7 Saint-Etienne R1
21 TLP Manosque R1
21 TV Tours Tours and Blois R1
21 TV8 Mont-Blanc Annecy and Chambéry R1
23 Canal 15 / TV Vendée La Roche-sur-Yon R1
23 LM TV Sarthe Le Mans R1
23 Télé Miroir Nîmes R1
24 Télé 102 Les Sables-d'O. R1
25 Orléans TV Orléans R1
20 France Ô (national channel) Île-de-France R1
21 Demain IDF / BDM TV / Cinaps TV / Télé Bocal (time-shared) Île-de-France L8
22 IDF1 Île-de-France L8
23 NRJ Paris Île-de-France L8
24 Cap 24 Île-de-France L8


Multiplex Channels
Multiples R1 (public service) France 2 France 3 France 5 arte La Chaîne parlementaire Regional Channels
Multiplex R2 (new digital channels) Direct 8 France 4 BFM TV I>Télé Virgin 17 Gulli
Multiplex R3 (Numérique Hertzien) Canal+ HD TPS Star Canal+ Sport Canal+ Cinéma Planète
Multiplex R4 (Multi 4) M6 W9 NT1 Paris Première Arte HD
Multiplex R5 (GR5) TF1 HD France 2 HD M6 HD
Multiplex R6 (SMR6) TF1 TMC NRJ 12 La Chaîne Info TF6 Eurosport France

See also


  1. ^ Schéma national d’arrêt de la diffusion analogique pour le basculement vers le numérique (contribution du CSA)(In French).
  2. ^ "French terrestrial TNT Service with HD-channels and first implementation of Dolby Digital Plus".   on

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