France 24 (pronunciation in French France vingt-quatre fʁɑ̃s vɛ̃tkatʁ) is a network of French public international television channels. Included in the public broadcasting company France Media Monde. The broadcast isn’t working? Scroll down and go to the full page by pressing the button View Non-AMP Version
France 24 (pronunciation in French France vingt-quatre fʁɑ̃s vɛ̃tkatʁ) is a network of French public international television channels. Included in the public broadcasting company France Media Monde
France 24 began broadcasting on December 6 in a building located in the Parisian suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux. France 24 is focused on international broadcasting, which is mainly carried out via cable and satellite networks, but in 2010, viewing live broadcast of France 24 channel became available on mobile devices of iOS and Android operating systems through the official application. The objectives of the French broadcaster are “providing broadcasting to the world public and a common editorial position”
Since 2008, the broadcaster has been controlled by the French government through France Médias Monde, which acquired a majority stake in Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions. The budget of France 24 is approximately 100 million euros per year.
The channel was the brainchild of former French President Jacques Chirac, known for upholding the position of the French language in the world, especially compared to the dominance of English in this category of media. In 2005, the CFII television company was created, whose shareholders were TF1 and France Télévisions, the next year renamed France 24. On December 6, 2006 the television company launched the television channel of the same name.
In 2008, TF 1 transferred its shares to the state, RFI and France 24 were merged into AEF (Audiovisuel extérieur de la France – External audiovisual of France), renamed France Médias Monde on June 27, 2013. On January 8, 2008, French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he was in favor of reducing France 24 broadcasting in French. Since January 9, 2011 the channel has switched to the broadcast format 16: 9 . Since May 19, France 24 introduced a new broadcasting network, the priority of which is given to morning and evening broadcasts. It is supposed to provide more time for news of business, sports, culture and talk shows.