France 24

France 24
FRANCE 24 logo.svg
CountryFrance
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Programming
Language(s)French, English, Arabic and Spanish
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerFrance Médias Monde (Government of France)[1]
Key people
History
Launched6 December 2006 (2006-12-06)
Former namesChaîne française d'Information internationale (before July 2006)
Links
Websitewww.france24.com/en/ Edit this at Wikidata
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television
(Île-de-France)
Channel 33
Digital terrestrial television
French Overseas territories
Channel 4
Digital terrestrial television
(Italy)
Channel 241
Saorview (Ireland)TG4 (02:00 – 07:00)
Digital terrestrial television
(United States)
Oqaab
(Afghanistan)
Channel 46
Streaming media
YouTubeWatch Live
Canal Digitaal Live AppWatch Live

France 24 (France vingt-quatre in French) is a French state-owned international news television network based in Paris.[1] Its channels broadcast in French, English, Arabic, and Spanish and are aimed at the overseas market.

Based in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, the service started on 6 December 2006. It is aimed at a worldwide market and is generally broadcast by pay television providers around the world, but additionally, in 2010, France 24 began broadcasting online through its own iPhone and Android apps. It is a provider of live streaming world news which can be viewed via its website, YouTube, and various mobile devices and digital media players. The stated mission of the channels is to "provide a global public service and a common editorial stance".[2]

Since 2008 the channel has been wholly owned by the French government, via its holding company France Médias Monde, having bought out the minority share of the former partners: Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions. The budget is approximately €100 million per year.[3] The current director of France 24 is Vanessa Burggraf.[4]

  1. ^ a b "France 24 to launch its Spanish channel in 2017". France 24. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  2. ^ "France 24, the company". France 24. Archived from the original on 3 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Faits et chiffres" (in French). Audiovisuel Exterieur de France. Archived from the original on 30 December 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2012. Branchville that big around}
  4. ^ "Vanessa Burggraf nommée directrice de la chaîne d'information France 24". LExpress.fr (in French). 28 May 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.

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