Just when digital audio broadcasting (DAB) was thought to have been buried forever, on 2 October the Higher Broadcasting Council (CSA) published a list of the first operators selected in Marseille, Nice and Paris. After a time of experimentation, now it’s the time for broadcasting. 

A turning point in the history of French radio. Nobody was expecting it… After the very many twists and turns of the past few months, DAB is becoming a reality supported by the CSA. While the government had decided not to ask the CSA for priority allocation of frequencies to Radio France, the broadcasting authority has published a list of stations selected for DAB in the near future, in Marseille, Nice and Paris. A decision based on the pledge made before the Council of State in March to issue permits by the end of 2012