New Caledonian television viewers have been given access to eight digital channels - less than a year before analogue broadcasts will be stopped.
France's Audiovisual Council announced the switch as it extended digital TV to its overseas territories, saying it will ensure equal treatment with mainland France.
All but one of the stations are French.
The roll-out of digital broadcasting is expected to cover 95 percent of New Caledonia by January.
In September, the analogue signal will be discontinued.