France 24

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France 24
TypeBroadcasting news, discussions, state media
Broadcast areaWorldwide
Language(s)French, English, Arabic and Spanish
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
OwnerFrance Médias Monde (Government of France)
Key people
Launched6 December 2006; 17 years ago (2006-12-06)
Former namesChaîne française d'Information internationale (before July 2006)
Links Edit this at Wikidata
Digital terrestrial television
Channel 33
Digital terrestrial television
French Overseas territories
Channel 4
Digital terrestrial television
Channel 241
Levira (Estonia)Channel 8
Saorview (Ireland)TG4 (05:00 – 06:00)
Digital terrestrial television
(United States)
Channel 46
Zuku TV (Kenya)Channel 566 (English) (Zuku Fiber only)
Channel 813 (Arabic) (Zuku Fiber only)
Channel 822 (French) (Zuku Fiber only)
Open View800
Streaming media
YouTube TVWatch Live
Canal Digital Live AppWatch Live

France 24 is a French state-owned international news television network. It was launched on December 6, 2006.[1] It broadcasts in French, English, Arabic and Spanish languages.

The channel was born from the wish of the President of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac in 2002 who wanted to give France a voice outside the country, against American (CNN), British (BBC World News) and Qatari (Al Jazeera) competitors.[1] When it was launched in 2006, it was originally available only in French and English language. In 2010, it launched its Arabic channel[2] and in 2017, it launched it's new channel in Spanish language.[3]

Availability[change | change source]

France 24 is available by satellite in most of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as by cable and antenna in the US cities of Albany, Atlanta, Macon, and San Francisco. The Government of Niger suspended France 24 following the 2023 Nigerien coup d'état.[4]

It has an official App for Android users. An official App for the iPhone has also been released. On 3 October 2014, France 24 began live streaming the channel on YouTube.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chrisafis, Angelique (6 December 2006). "The news through French eyes: Chirac TV takes on 'Anglo-Saxon imperialism'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 March 2024.
  2. "FRANCE 24 launches its Arabic channel on Monday 2nd April at 04:00pm (Paris Time)". France 24. 9 March 2010.
  3. "France 24 to launch its Spanish channel in 2017". France 24. 25 February 2016.
  4. "Le Niger suspend France 24 et RFI, Paris « condamne très fermement »" [Niger suspends France 24 and RFI, Paris "very strongly condemns"]. Le Point (in French). 3 August 2023. Retrieved 17 March 2024.
  5. "France 24 now broadcasting live on YouTube". France 24. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2024.