TDF is the largest broadcasting tower infrastructure operator in France, with more than 75% market share in Digital Terrestrial Television ("DTT") and over 60% market share in radio. TDF is also the largest outsourced mobile tower site hosting services provider with more than 50% market share. TDF owns and operates a comprehensive asset base of over 6,000 active sites in metropolitan France (of which 288 rooftops), just under 200 sites in overseas territories, and has entered into commercialisation agreements for close to 3,900 additional rooftops in France making it the largest independent portfolio of sites covering the entire French territory. In addition, TDF owns and operates one of the most advanced high-performance high-speed backbones in France, comprising of a fibre backbone and microwave rings based on its tower network, fully mutualised across all of its businesses. This unique combination of interconnected infrastructure assets positions TDF as an essential French communications infrastructure operator and enables it to develop complementary business models which require reliability, high capacity and/or high-speed data transmission (e.g. datacentres, cloud, content delivery networks, etc)
TDF's traditional core business is in the downstream segment where it distributes and broadcasts terrestrial signals on behalf of public and commercial television channels and radio stations, and in the wireless site hosting services business, where it hosts the active equipment of Mobile Operators on its towers. DTT is the leading French TV platform in terms of access with a market share of close to 60% of households thanks to ubiquitous geographic coverage, a wide range of free channels and easy setup. The Company has also used its broadcast and telecome expertise and customer relationships to successfully enter complementary upstream segments (including encoding, content management and delivery solutions) via its media services business, enhancing customer loyalty and positioning TDF to exploit future growth opportunities.
Christopher Ehrke is the Asset Manager responsible for TDF.
Last Updated June 2016.