France 24 will debut one day earlier than usually planned. The broadcast version of the French international news channel is slated to start on December 7 at 8.20pm, instead of December 8.
France 24 will also be available online in streaming video from December 6 at 8.20pm.
Al-Jazeera English, the English version of the international news network al-Jazeera, has launched yesterday. Available on cable in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, the new network is expected to be a major France 24 competitor. Both networks are expected to bring a different point of view on the news to offset the American and British leadership from CNN, Fox News and the BBC.
To analyze the new network, I started another weblog: http://aljazeera.wordpress.com.
France 24 has started broadcasting images on a selection of satellites as a test. The 2.40 minutes video is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crbKWgy8p2I
It’s now official: France 24 will start broadcasting its programs on the Internet on December 6, 8:20 pm (Paris time). The network’s official website address is http://www.france24.com
Thirty six hours later, on December 8, the network will be available over cable and satellites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
France 24 did not release any details concerning the programming at time of launch.