IPTV has reached mass market status in France. The reason for this success is due to a strong ADSL subscriber base of over 15 million customers, the good value for money offered by triple play services, and healthy competition amongst ISPs.
By the end of this year, France will have between five and six million IPTV subscribers. Of those, based on HD devices uptake, I’d expect a quarter to have access to HD channels such as France 2 and M6*.
*that use ATEME’s H.264 encoders.