28 June 2010 - SHARP EXPANSION IN WORLD DISTRIBUTION OF FRANCE 24
Already available to 125 million households in 160 countries, FRANCE 24 recently signed a series of international broadcasting agreements, further strengthening its worldwide distribution.
In France, FRANCE 24 is now available in three languages on the DARTYBOX platform, positioning it on all DSL platforms in France.
FRANCE 24 is also expanding in the rest of Europe: in Belgium, it is now available as part of the basic package of BELGACOM (channel 275); in Italy, the channel is launching its English version on SKY ITALIA; in the Czech Republic, it has signed an agreement with the operator UPC (channel 102); and in Scandinavia, FRANCE 24 is expanding distribution thanks to the THOR 6 satellite and is available in the region on the CANAL DIGITAL package (channel 105).
Distribution of FRANCE 24 is also expanding in Asia: in Thailand, the channel is now available on 75 national broadcasting platforms. In Indonesia, FRANCE 24 is now available on the AORA TV package and in the Philippines, FRANCE 24 is present in the bouquets offered by 17 national cable operators. In Macao, FRANCE 24 is launching on MACAU CABLE TV (channel 96) and is available in Hong Kong on NOW TV and HKBN.
FRANCE 24 has also obtained a broadcasting license in South Korea from the Korea Communications Commission (KCC).
The channel is also expanding its presence in Africa, and is now available in South Africa on the TOP TV platform and in Tanzania, where a partial broadcasting agreement has been signed with STAR TV.
FRANCE 24 has also recently expanded its coverage throughout North America using the GALAXY 23 satellite and concluded a new agreement with LeBOUQUET.tv.
Out-of-home broadcasting of FRANCE 24 is also growing: the channel is now available in more than one million hotel rooms in over 7000 hotels worldwide.
For Philippe Rouxel, Vice-President Worldwide for distribution, "Since January 2010, FRANCE 24 has significantly strengthened its presence on major satellites and the growth in our distribution reflects our determination to enhance our global visibility a little more each day. With the development of innovative mobile applications, our aim is to make FRANCE 24 a genuine news platform available in three languages everywhere in the world."
About FRANCE 24 (www.france24.com):
FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic, in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the United States. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website www.france24.com is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).
FRANCE 24 contacts:
Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 - email@example.com