Telecommunications in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Telecommunications in Saint Pierre and Miquelon include telephone, radio, television, and internet usage.
Telephones - main lines in use: 4,800 (2002)
international: radiotelephone communication with most countries in the world; 1 earth station in French domestic satellite system
Out of the four radio stations in St. Pierre et Miquelon, three are on St. Pierre itself and one on Miquelon. Three of these stations belong to RFO - two on St. Pierre and one on Miquelon. In addition to broadcasting local and RFO programmes, these RFO stations broadcast the France-Inter radio service at night. The fourth radio station, Radio Atlantique, mostly relays Radio France Internationale.
Radios: 4,000 (1997)
- Télé St. Pierre et Miquelon (call letters FQN) on Ch. 8, with a repeater on Ch. 31
- Tempo on Ch. 6
RFO features a variety of programs from France, as well as local news and sports. RFO broadcasts using the SECAM-K1 colour system as designed for French overseas territories. The local cable system, operated by SPM Telecom, also offers an array of broadcast and specialty channels from Canada and the US in SECAM, converted from NTSC.
TNT, an aerial digital television service, will be expanding its service to Saint Pierre and Miquelon by the end of 2010; unlike SPM Telecom's cable service, TNT offers only RFO and Metropolitan France channels.12
Televisions: 4,000 (1997)