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.
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?…
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.
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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.
What do we know so far about France 24? Here is a quick recap on the new international news channel.
France 24 will be broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
During the first phase of the launch, France 24 will be available in France, Europe (West and East), North Africa, Africa, Middle-East, and in the New York state and Washington D.C. in the United States. In New York, France 24 will target the United Nations and its diplomats. In Washington D.C., in addition to the American leaders, it will also target the International Monetary Fund.
In the second phase, France 24 will be launched in the rest of the American continent (North and South) as well as in Asia.
France 24 targets the leaders of these countries, “the decision makers,” as Alain de Pouzilhac, chairman of the board of director explained during a hearing at the French commission of cultural affairs of the house of representatives.
France 24 will be broadcast in numeric over cable and the Internet.
At the start, the network will have two channels: one in French and the other one in English. In 2007, France 24 will add four hours of Arabic programming to the English channel. It is hoping to add Spanish programming in 2008 or more likely in 2009.
Journalists will be bilingual. They will all speak French and one of the other languages used by France 24: English, Arabic or Spanish (in 2008/2009). Therefore, and since the content on the two channels must be the same, one journalist will be responsible of translating his or her reports in the two main languages used.
France 24 will be available in some hotels where it is broadcast. According to Alain de Pouzilhac, France 24 is already negotiating with large hotel companies to ensure access to their visitors. The network is also hoping to reach airports and some specific airlines.
In North Africa, 90 percent of the audience will be able to view France 24 for free. In other parts of the world, where access to satellites is not free, France 24 will sign partnerships to ensure that it is received.