France Télévisions’ planned new digital news channel will employ 75 people and will comprise linear and non-linear offerings with social media functionality, according to a document seen by French financial daily Les Echos.
According to Les Echos, the non-linear service will include the linear channel and additional on-demand videos. The service will be designed for consumption on mobile devices, as well as other digital platform, social networks and connected TV boxes.
France Télévisions will be responsible for the editorial content of the service, with Radio France, overseas TV organisation France Médias Monde and the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel.
The new service will be discussed at a meeting on Janaury 15, with a view to launching the channel in September, according to Les Echos.
The digital service is a pet project of recently appointed director-general Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, who unveiled her plan for a new offering with a distinctive remit in an interview with Le Monde last August.
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