Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

'Macron-economy' pun already worn out

Read more

DEBATE

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

Terrorist ransoms: Should governments pay up for hostages?

Read more

ENCORE!

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

Read more

WEB NEWS

India: journalist launches "Rice Bucket Challenge"

Read more

WEB NEWS

Russian aid convoy: Mission accomplished?

Read more

WEB NEWS

Actor Orlando Jones lauches 'Bullet Bucket Challenge'

Read more

  • Ukraine calls on NATO amid rebel counter-attack

    Read more

  • New French economy minister takes swipe at 35-hour working week

    Read more

  • Mother of American journalist asks IS leader for his release

    Read more

  • UN probe accuses Syrian regime, Islamists of ‘crimes against humanity’

    Read more

  • Uruguayans sign up to grow marijuana at home

    Read more

  • Missouri governor appoints black public safety director

    Read more

  • French unemployment rises 0.8% in July to record high

    Read more

  • Video: Iraq’s Yazidis flee to spiritual capital of Lalish

    Read more

  • Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

    Read more

  • Airstrikes and Assad - Obama’s military conundrum in Syria

    Read more

  • IMF’s Lagarde investigated in French corruption case

    Read more

  • American journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US

    Read more

  • In pictures: The ministers in France's new government

    Read more

  • 'Lasting' ceasefire agreed for Gaza, Abbas says

    Read more

  • Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

    Read more

  • Rebels 'shoot down' UN helicopter in South Sudan

    Read more

Communiqué de Presse

FRANCE 24 launches its Arabic channel on Monday 2nd April at 04:00pm (Paris Time)

Latest update : 2010-03-11

FRANCE 24 will launch its Arabic language channel on Monday 2nd April at 04:00pm (Paris Time). This channel will cover all international current affairs in a four-hour daily program from 04:00pm to 08:00pm.

 

 This channel is destined for the Middle East and North Africa, where there are high expectations of a French international news channel.
Like the other two channels in French and English, the Arabic channel will encompass the main themes of FRANCE 24’s platform: news, economics, culture, sports, and weather. In addition to the 10-minute news updates broadcast live every half hour, the channel will air all the magazines and talk-shows that contribute to the identity of FRANCE 24, as well as some programs in Arabic specifically designed for this channel.
 
A team of 22 dedicated television and internet journalists representing 8 different nationalities has been put together and placed under the responsibility of Agnès Levallois, Deputy Managing Editor in charge of the channel’s Arabic content. 
 
The language will be classical Arabic, which is the language used by major Arabic medias.
 
The three FRANCE 24 channels are available in free, non-encrypted and digital broadcasts from the major satellites covering the Middle East and North Africa (see distribution table annexed to this press release). 
 
The channel will be launched in Paris next April 2nd live from the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute).
 
FRANCE 24’s Management Board members will travel to Algiers, Casablanca, Dubaï and Cairo to present the channel’s values and objectives to the Arabic speaking world.
 
Alain de Pouzilhac, Chief Executive Officer of FRANCE 24 declared « We are very pleased and very proud of the fact that after less than four months and six months ahead of schedule, FRANCE 24 is launching broadcasts in its third language, Arabic. Bolstered by results that are already excellent internationally in both television and the internet, we believe that the Arabic language will represent another key success factor for FRANCE 24 ».
 
 
 
 
 

 

About FRANCE 24 :

FRANCE 24 is the first French international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. Since December 6th, 2006, France 24 has been broadcasting on a 24/7 basis on two channels, in French and in English, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and on the east coast of the U.S. FRANCE 24 will launch a third channel in Arabic on April 2nd 2007. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by all media platforms: cable, satellite and DSL. The website www.france24.com

is available in 3 languages (English, French, Arabic).

 
FRANCE 24 Contacts:
Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 1 73 01 24 11 - nlenfant@france24.com
Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 1 73 01 24 31 - damadou@france24.com
 
Image7 Contacts
Karine Allouis – Tel.: +33 1 53 70 74 81- kallouis@image7.fr
Delphine Guerlain – Tel.: +33 1 53 70 74 48 – dguerlain@image7.fr

 

Date created : 2010-03-09

COMMENT(S)