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2.5m visitors on France24.com

February 8, 2007 at 11:35 am | Posted in France 24, website | 19 Comments

The official France 24 website has received 2.5 million visits in December 2006.

The ratings, published by Nielsen, put France 24 behind CNN and the BBC, but in front of Al-Jazeera.  CNN received 26 million visits over the same period, and the BBC had 13.6 million visitors.

France 24 is also the most visited International news network website in France, third in the UK and Germany, and fourth in the US.

France 24 on Orange

February 8, 2007 at 11:31 am | Posted in France 24, Geography | 1 Comment

France 24 has signed an agreement with the French telecommunication giant Orange.

According to the terms of the agreement, France 24 will be available on all Orange ADSL-TV packages in Spain, Poland, Senegal and Maurice Island. The deal will be expanded to other countries in the future.

Orange is available across the rest of Europe such as in the UK.

515 on Sky (U.K.)

December 7, 2006 at 12:03 pm | Posted in France 24 | 11 Comments

France 24 will be broadcasting its English feed on channel 515 on Sky Digital (for U.K. residents).

Programs start at 7.30 p.m. (UK time).

How to watch France 24 tonight?

December 7, 2006 at 10:42 am | Posted in France 24, Geography | 85 Comments

In Europe, France 24 will be available free-to-air via Hot-Bird 7A, Astra 1KR and Eurobird (U.K.). In Africa, the network can be seen via satellite NSS 7 C Band. And in the Middle East and North Africa, you can get France 24 via Arabsat (Badr 3A) and Nilesat.

Here is also a complete list of all the satellite and cable service providers that will carry France 24 from 8.30 p.m. (Paris time) today. Continue Reading How to watch France 24 tonight?…

Web Launch: A Success

December 6, 2006 at 9:54 pm | Posted in France 24, Programming, website | 84 Comments

France 24’s initial launch on the Internet has been successful. The French international news network launched three live feeds in English, French and Arabic.

Access to all three feeds has been easy, at a time when thousands of curious were expected to follow the launch of France 24 online. No delay in the live stream has been reported so far.

ANALYSIS: First newscast

December 6, 2006 at 8:15 pm | Posted in France 24 | 6 Comments

France 24 launched tonight at 8.30 p.m. on its website in French, English and Arabic. The first images showed the Champs-Elysées with beamed lights counting down the 24 seconds before the launch of the programs. Alain de Pouzilhac, France 24’s CEO, presented the network and introduced the first newscast.

The website currently has three live feeds in English, French and Arabic. I was able to watch the English and French version of the network. Here is a quick run-down of what happened.

Both feeds started with a report on the Iraq Study Group, which came back to U.S. President Bush with recommendations about the war in Iraq. The report was pre-recorded. The English presenter labelled the report as follow: “it’s a report that flies in the face of everything President Bush…”

The second subject for the English feed was on Lebanon’s political crisis with the Prime Minister refusing to step down. France 24 English went live to Lebanon with the network’s Beirut correspondent Sophie Claudet.

In the meantime, the French feed went with a report about Congo’s elections, followed with a longer pre-recorded report on Chad’s political situation. Only after this report, did the French feed go live to Beirut with Sophie Claudet, who repeated her report, this time in French.

The English feed followed its interview with Claudet by a report about British’s investigations in Moscow regarding the latest poisoning claims. It followed it with a report about a France-Israel meeting. Only then, did the English feed showed its translated report on Chad.

The last report on France 24 English was live from Baghdad with Dave Clark, an AFP correspondent.

Both feeds finished with a quick look at the launch party for the new network. A weather report followed.

France 24 also showed its first ads live. Citroen, HSBC and IBM showed the same ads both in French and English. Alain de Pouzilhac previously said that the network did not expect to have many ads in the first few months after the launch.

In a later news broadcast, France 24 used famous French reporter in the Middle East Charles Enderlin.

France 24 Live on the Champs Elysées

December 6, 2006 at 5:05 pm | Posted in France 24, Geography | 3 Comments

The new French International news network will be live on giant viewing screens on the Champs-Elysées this evening. France 24 installed the screens from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. A party for the launch of the new network will take place tonight in the gardens of the Louvre museum.

If you have photos of the event, don’t hesitate to send them here :-)

Who works at France 24?

December 6, 2006 at 3:51 pm | Posted in France 24, Journalists and Directors | 13 Comments

Just ahead of the Internet launch, I have updated the people page with the names and job titles for 16 members of France 24’s management team and 46 members of the editorial team. The list will be updated over time with a short biography of the employees. You can find the names here.

Reporting from France 24

December 6, 2006 at 3:06 pm | Posted in Blogroll, France 24, Interviews | 6 Comments

Luc van Braekel was invited last Saturday to join other bloggers to visit France 24’s studios. Today, he writes about the experience. He also filed a video report. Read and watch the video here: http://lvb.net/item/3925.

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