On June 6th, to mark the 70th anniversary of D-DAY and the battle of Normandy, France 24 will offer a special broadcast on its three channels - in English, in French and in Arabic - dedicated to the ceremonies that will take place in Normandy.
On FRANCE24.COM, in addition to the livestreaming of the ceremonies, a liveblog will allow users to get a behind-the-scenes insight in real time. Web users and TV viewers are invited to comment and share their reactions on social networks via the #France24DDay hashtag.
Starting at 9:00am*, France 24 will propose a special edition dedicated to the national ceremony for civilian victims, presided by French President Hollande at the Caen Memorial.
A second special live edition will start at 2:00pm* with the international ceremony in Ouistreham in the presence of several Heads of State and Government.
In addition to the 10 journalists who will report all day long from the beaches of Normandy, France 24 will also propose various reports dedicated to the most emblematic characters and places of D-Day: the 82nd Airborne Division, several portraits of North American veterans, the legendary Kieffer commando and the Operation Dingson in Morbihan.
France 24 broadcast in Times Square
On June 6th, France 24 will also pay tribute to all the American soldiers who changed the course of History from Times Square in New York City.
For 24 hours, France 24 will broadcast the key moments of the ceremonies to be held on the same day in France on a prominent Times Square screen.
With short promotional spots, the channel will also invite New Yorkers to comment and share their D-Day thoughts on social networks via #France24DDay.
* Paris time
About France 24, a France Médias Monde channel (FRANCE24.COM)
France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 to 250 million homes around the world in French, Arabic and English. The three versions have a combined weekly audience of 41.7 million TV viewers (calculation method used without extrapolation in 55 of the 177 countries where the channel is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of several hundred correspondents located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs. FRANCE 24’s new media platforms, which are also available in three languages, attract 14 million visits, 7 million video views a month and 6.5 million followers on social networks.
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Date created : 2014-06-02