France 24 received the green light from the French Direction générale de la Consommation, de la Concurrence et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF) to broadcast ads around the world as well as in France. However, France 24 is required to broadcast only transnational ads (à la CNN). The decision is set to reassure French national news channels, which feared a drop in ad revenues after the launch of France 24.
While the main goal of this website is to bring the latest news about France 24, the blog will slowly change once the French international news network is launched. This blog will analyse the coverage of world events by France 24, and compare it against coverage by CNN International, the BBC News 24, Sky News (in the U.K.), Fox News (in the U.S.) and ultimately Al-Jazeera International.
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Alain de Pouzilhac has announced that France 24’s official website will be live on December 6, with the network launching its televised offering a couple of weeks later.
De Pouzilhac expects France 24 to reach 190 million people when it starts broadcasting. Speaking at the Mipcom conference in Cannes, De Pouzilhac also says that the Arabic version of the network will be going live in 2007, with a Spanish version expected for 2009.
France 24 confirms that the French international news channel will be available in English on Sky in the United Kingdom. France 24 will be part of Sky’s basic package, making it available to all Sky subscribers.
Launch is slated for mid-December.
The French international news network France 24 slated for launch in December is outsourcing the creation, design and development of its website to Nurun et LSF Network, respectively based in San Francisco and Paris. The two firms will have the task to build a website available in three different languages: French, English and Arabic. The site is expected to be launched mid-November, two weeks before the launch of the network itself.
Apologies for the lack of updates lately. News about France 24 has slowed down a bit after its initial official announcement.
Marine Jacquemin, the famous war correspondent for TF1, is joining France 24 as well. She is said to be in talks to anchor a show following young reporters in their professional career. The show should welcome reporters from across Europe.
In other people news, Stanilas Leridon has been named director in charge of France 24’s Internet and New Media activities. Leridon used to work for Visiware, where he held the same position.