France’s external media arm Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France – comprising France 24, Monte-Carlo Doualiya and RFI – are launching a radio and TV app for Windows 8 on tablets and PCs, with a smartphone version to follow.
The app will feature the live broadcast of all three services, on-demand programmes and live blogs as well as news articles and alerts. It is currently available in French, English and Arabic and will be available shortly in Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Persian, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Hausa and Swahili.
“We are pleased to be able to accompany the major development that Microsoft has pulled off with Windows 8 right from the start,” said Frédéric Bonnard, head of new media. “For us it is important to offer the best of our radio, TV and web media with a multilingual app for this very innovative operating system. We want to ensure that we are always present on all the new distribution channels and this new app signals another phase of our multi-platform worldwide expansion.”