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Liberté Égalité Actualité

France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 (6 hours a day in Spanish) to 355 million households around the world in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.

The four channels have a combined weekly viewership of 61.2 million viewers (measured in 67 of the 183 countries where the channel is broadcast). France 24 is the 1st international news channel in the Maghreb and in the French-speaking African countries.

From its newsroom in Paris, composed of 430 journalists, representing 35 nationalities, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of 160 correspondent bureaus located in nearly every country.

It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs, as well as on YouTube in four languages.

Every month, France 24’s digital platforms attract 16.5 million visits, 45.6 million video views (2018 average) and 38.2 million followers on Facebook and Twitter (October 2018).

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Key dates

  • 5 December 2006: Exclusive worldwide launch on the Internet
  • 6 December 2006: French and English channels broadcast to 80 million households around the world
  • 2 April 2007: France 24 in Arabic launches with four hours of programmes per day
  • February 2009: France 24 becomes the first news channel in the world available live and free of charge in three languages via iPhone
  • 12 October 2010: France 24’s Arabic channel begins broadcasting 24/7
  • February 2011: Over 2 million France 24 mobile phone applications downloaded across the world
  • January 2013: New programmes are launched on all three channels and the schedules adapt to the channel’s different audiences.
  • December 2013: France 24 crosses the threshold of 250 million TV households, notches up 14 million monthly Internet users and has 6.5 million followers on social networks. For its seventh anniversary, the channel launches its new programme schedules, a new broadcast design, new control rooms, a new website and proudly unveils its new tagline ‘Liberté, Egalité, Actualité’

France Médias Monde

France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24 (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish), the international radio station RFI (in French and 13 other languages) and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya. From Paris, France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 15 languages.

Its journalists and correspondents offer viewers, listeners and Internet users comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. 66 nationalities are represented among the group’s employees.

Every week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract nearly 100 million listeners and viewers (measured in less than one third of the countries where France Médias Monde broadcasts). France Médias Monde digital platforms attract 35 million visitors a month (2017 average). The media have 60 million followers on Facebook and Twitter (July 2017).

France Médias Monde is the parent company of CFI, the French media cooperation agency and also a shareholder of the French-language general interest TV channel TV5MONDE.

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