Following French media regulator Arcom’s approval for France Télévisions to broadcast France 2 and France 3 in UHD, the broadcaster is planning to launch the service in time for Paris 2024.
Arcom announced it had been given the go-ahead by the French government in July.
Now, France Télévisions has revealed plans to launch UHD versions of France 2 and France 3 by the time of the Olympic Games begin in July.
The UHD content will be delivered to French viewers by DTT and set top boxes, with around 72 percent expected to be able to access the two UHD channels by the start of the Olympics.
Jacques Donat-Bouillud, director of development of broadcast and distribution networks at France Télévisions, has revealed the two channels will initially launch UHD by the end of Q1 2024.
France 3 is expected to move to UHD first, with France 2 following. Producers of drama, documentaries and other sports programmes are already preparing for the move to higher resolution content, said Donat-Bouillud.