We'd insert some corny French welcome here, but we don't know any. Regardless of our language barrier, we now all know one thing clearly: HDTV. Rival platforms Canal Group and TPS are competing to get more high definition to their customers, quicker. While TPS has been airing part time high def since February, Canal has promised to launch one full time channel on April 4, followed in June by National Geographic HD.

Well, now we can check France of our banned travel countries list. I had so missed the Louvre.

Switched On: La la, legality, and the long tail