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France 24 launches French channel on Dish Networks

France 24 will launch its French language news channel on Dish Network in the US tomorrow, Bastille Day.

Since its launch, France 24 has been available in English to various TV markets in the US. It recently strengthened its position in the country after signing a deal for capacity on the Galaxy 23 satellite, which allows access to most cable TV providers.

“We believe there is a growing interest in the United States for news contents coming from a variety of sources and origins. A third of our website’s users already live in the United States. We were the first French TV [channel] on iPad and we got fabulous ratings from American bloggers. We are now happy to launch our French signal on Dish World, especially on such a symbolic date as Bastille Day,” said Christine Ockrent, CEO of France 24.