TVMonde taps AsiaSat 5 for expansion

French international programmer TV5Monde has chosen the AsiaSat 5 satellite to distribute its TV5MONDE Pacifique HD offering to audiences in regions of North East Asia and Oceania. The contract is a further addition to TV5Monde’s TV bouquet on AsiaSat satellites that includes its general entertainment channel TV5MONDE Asie HD and lifestyle channel TV5MONDE Style HD […]

More international broadcasters suspend operations in Russia

Discovery, NHK and TV5Monde have become the latest media group to suspend its operations in Russia in response to that country’s aggression against Ukraine. Discover has taken a decision to stop broadcasts in the Russian Federation, according to US trade paper Variety. Discovery broadcasts a group of about 15 channels in Russia through Media Alliance, […]

TV5Monde launches VodafoneZiggo app

French broadcaster TV5Monde has launched an app via Dutch cable operator VodafoneZiggo to help viewers learn the French language. Viewers can use the ‘7 Jours sur La Planète’ app to watch catch-up programmes with French subtitles running across the bottom of the screen accompanied by a vocabulary list of words. Users will be able to […]

TV5 Monde Afrique on Amos-5

TV5 Monde Afrique is now broadcasting via the Amos-5 satellite at Spacecom’s 17° East position. The channel, which targets francophone African countries with a range of cultural, entertainment, sports and documentary programmes, is using Israel-based satellite services provider SatLink Communications to uplink to the Amos satellite. Denise Epoté, Director of TV5MONDE Afrique, said, “As the […]

TV5Monde extends Ericsson managed services deal

French broadcaster TV5Monde has renewed and expanded its managed services contract with Ericsson. Ericsson has handled production, playout and post-production services for TV5Monde since 2006. The parties have extended the contract to run until 2018 and expanded it to include the integration and operation of a new broadcast platform. Marie-Christine Saragosse, CEO, TV5Monde, said, “We […]