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FRANCE 24 expands in Asia - 26 April 2011

Latest update : 2011-04-26

Available to 160 million households in 180 countries, FRANCE 24 has recently signed a series of new broadcasting agreements that will strengthen the channel's distribution over the Asian continent. The new agreements in detail :

► In India, in just four months, FRANCE 24 already reaches more than 3 million households. FRANCE 24 English channel is now available in the State of Orissa and throughout the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT) on more than thirty cable networks.

 

► Already accessible in English to 1.2 million households in Hong Kong on NOW TV and HKBN, FRANCE 24 French version is now available “à la carte” on the new HKBN package BB TV. Available on the channel 738, FRANCE 24 in French is offered for a fee ranging from 30 to 70 HK dollars (2.5 to 6.5 euros) depending on length of customer subscription.

 

► In the Philippines, following the annual PCTA Convention (from April 5 to 8 in Manila) gathering major Philippines cable operators, the English version of the channel is available to 100,000 households across the country.

 

► In Japan, while the English version of the channel is already available on NTT DOCOMO, FRANCE 24 is now available in French "à la carte" on the IPTV platform KONA TV.

 

► In Thailand, the number of households receiving FRANCE 24 in English grew from 1.5 to 1.8 million in three months, thanks to recent agreements with cable operator associations TCTA (Thailand Cable TV Association) and COA (Cable Operator Association).

 

► In the hotel sector, FRANCE 24 has extended its partnership with the ACCOR group in Asia, and the channel is now available in 91 luxury hotels across the region.

 

For Brice Bertrand, Director of Distribution in Asia Pacific, "these markets are eager to discover a new tone in international news and we make every effort to ensure that all countries of the continent can get FRANCE 24 as quickly and as simply as possible, in English, but also in French."

 

 

 



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 worldwide on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic. 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:

Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 - damadou@france24.com

Amal Hmimed – Tél : 01 73 01 24 14 - ahmimed@france24.com

 

Date created : 2011-04-26

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