France 24

France 24 extends AsiaSat distribution deal

International news channel France 24 has renewed a multi-year service agreement with Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (AsiaSat). The deal will see the continued distribution of France 24’s HD and SD television services in the Asia-Pacific on AsiaSat 5. This is the extension of a relationship first established in 2009 when France 24’s English-language new […]

France 24 taps Arqiva for UK HD launch

News channel France 24 HD has launched in the UK, supplementing the standard definition version of the channel. France 24 has tapped its existing media services provider Arqiva to upgrade its five-year contract with the news broadcaster to incorporate the launch of the HD channel. France 24 has been available in standard definition in the […]

France 24 extends reach in Nigeria

French international news channel France 24 has extended its reach in Nigeria to five million households as a result of a new carriage deal. The 24-hour news channel has signed a new agreement with TVC Communications for the broadcasting of its English-language channel on the DTH bouquet PlayTV. France 24 said that the latest agreement […]

Wealthy European trust international channels more, says survey

Wealthy European consumers trust international TV news channels more than national services to provide impartial news, according to a survey carried out by IPSOS for the inTV channels group. Eighty-three percent of responders in a survey of 28,000 ‘affluent’ Europeans rated international TV channels as trustworthy, scoring them five or more on a scale of […]

France 24’s new Spanish-language channel to launch on Intelsat

France 24’s new Spanish-language HD news channel is to launch on Intelsat’s prime Latin American orbital position through an agreement with media services provider Globecast. Intelsat has renewed an agreement with Globecast to distribute two existing France 24 channels in addition to the new Spanish channel. Globecast will distribute three channels – English, French and […]

France 24 launches HD services in Middle East

French international news channel France 24 has launched two HD channels, France 24 HD in English and France 24 HD in Arabic, on Arabsat’s Badr 4 satellite. The Arabic HD channel is exclusive to Arabsat in the region. France 24 already broadcasts France 24 in standard definition in French, English and Arabic on the Badr […]

Saragosse reappointed as France Médias Monde plans Spanish France 24

French media regulator the CSA has reappointed Marie-Christine Saragosse as president of France’s international media outfit France Médias Monde for a further five years. Saragosse will serve as head of the organization, which operates news channel France 24, RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) for a further five-year terms from October 5. The CSA said […]

France 24 extends reach in Turkey

News channel France 24 has struck a deal with Türk Telekom subsidiary Tivibu to distribute its channel as part of the Tivibu basic offer. The deal will extend France 24’s reach in Turkey by over 400,000 households. The channel is already available in Turkey on the major cable and satellite platforms, reaching 8.2 million digital homes, or […]

France 24 extends Dutch distribution

News channel France 24 has signed deals with cable operators Ziggo and Delta, extending the reach of the network across the Netherlands. The French version of France 24 is now available through Ziggo via the new ‘TV Française’ application, which is available to customers with a Horizon set-top box and will eventually be accessible by […]

Netgem adds France 24 to international content line-up

French TV technology and services provider Netgem has added international news service, France 24, to its channel line-up. The English, French and Arabic versions of the news channel are now available to customers of the Netgem-enabled EE TV service in the UK and Videofutur in France, and are due to be added live and on-demand in Australia by the end […]

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