French audiovisual regulator CSA has chosen Onde Numerique over Media Mobile to operate a future pay digital radio service over the L band. The preparatory decision was taken at a plenary session on 23 October. After its digital pay radio service is operating, Onde Numerique will be permitted to deliver video and other data services under its licence. Reuters reports that Onde Numerique plans to offer subscribers 64 radio stations, including 50 exclusivce ones. Onde Numerique is in partnership with Lagardere subsidiary Metta to produce specific radio shows, but also with many FM stations including Europe 1, Oui FM and Radio Classique.