Issy-les-Moulineaux, a city located at the outskirts of Paris, is set to welcome the new French international news channel.
The studios are currently under construction, and are slated for completion by the end of September.
All studios, where the shows will be filmed, are to be located on the ground floor of the building. Windows will allow the public to have a direct view from the street on the studio. As for the newscasts, the two teams of journalists (one for the French channel, another for the English one) will have their own studios.
These two studios will be separated by the newsroom for the multimedia team, a group of journalist working on the network’s website as well as on normal televised programming.
All other journalists (around 170) will work in the same newsroom, a 1000 square meters space in the building.
These works, which started in January 2006, will cost, upon completion, 25 million Euros according to the Agence France Presse.
Visitors will be able to witness dry runs for France 24 as soon as October. Journalists will have a little ,ore than a month to get familiar with the studios as well as the format of the network before it goes live in December 2006.