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France 24 launches Google TV service

France 24 has launched a multilingual TV service for the French Google TV platform.

Google’s connected TV platform has now launched in France on a Sony set-top box and the French news broadcaster is offering its content in French, English and Arabic. Users can watch all three France 24 channels on the platform as well as accessing content from the France24.com website.

The new France 24 interface can also be used to access streams of the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) and international radio station RFI, both of which are owned by France 24’s parent company Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF).

Frederic Bonnard, head of new media France 24, RFI and MCD, said, “The AEF media have always been forerunners in new media and we are pleased and proud that our offer will be available on Google TV the day of its launch in France. This is an important step to increase our influence in the world and reach new audiences.”