The Higher Audiovisual Council (CSA), the Ministry of Culture, the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), the Association des Chaînes Conventionnées Éditeurs de Services (access) and the Syndicat National de la Publicité Télévisée (SNPTV) publish the 2018 edition of the Guide to digital channels, coordinated by the Clair de Lune agency.

A working tool for media professionals, the guide presents the universe of French channels authorized for free or paid broadcasting on DTT or under CSA agreements. It allows us to measure the richness of the French digital channel offering and the diversity of distribution networks and to understand recent developments affecting a sector in profound change.

A reference tool

The first part of the guide presents the supply of channels, their reception and distribution methods, their audiences, their economic performance, their investment in production as well as the legal news of 2017.

The second part presents, in the form of cards, 129 authorized chains, agreed upon or measured by Médiamétrie. These cards recall their positioning, the networks on which the channels are broadcast, the share of the different types of programs they program and their advertising distribution.

This 16e publication of the guide is based on statistics, reports and studies carried out by the CSA, the Ministry of Culture and the CNC.