FRANCE 24 has signed a new distribution agreement with SKY NEW ZEALAND, the leading satellite operator in New Zealand.
Starting July 1st, FRANCE 24, French and English versions, will be available throughout New Zealand on channels 100 (English language) and 101 (French language).
With 800 000 subscribers and a penetration rate of 50% across New Zealand, SKY will distribute FRANCE 24 English version as part of the Basic SKY package on channel 100, whilst the French version will be available on channel 101 as part of a premium offer for 7 NZD per month (3,9 €).
"This agreement with SKY confirms our ambition to ensure that all countries in the Asia Pacific zone can get FRANCE 24 as easily and as widely as possible. What is more, it means that all those who are going to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup will be able to follow FRANCE 24 in two languages,” said Brice Bertrand, Distribution Director Asia Pacific.
“We are delighted to be able to expand SKY’s already extensive news channels to include France 24. Having the Francais version of the channel will certainly appeal to those fluent or aspiring French language speakers. With ten news channels now on offer SKY has a news offering with the perspective for all tastes”, said Kirsty Way, Corporate Communications, SKY Television.
FRANCE 24 – AVAILABLE IN NEW ZEALAND FROM JULY 1ST 2011 ONLY
ON SKY CHANNELS 100 & 101
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 Americas. 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).
Contacts FRANCE 24 :
Nathalie Lenfant – Tél : +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Damien Amadou – Tél : +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 - email@example.com
Amal Hmimed – Tél : +33 (0)1 73 01 24 14 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Date created : 2011-06-22