France 24 is an international news and current affairs television channel based in Paris. The channel is owned by the French Government and was launched in 2006. This channel is aiming for an English speaking audience.
France 24 broadcasts 24/7 to 315 million homes around the world in French, Arabic, and English. The three channels have a combined weekly viewership of 50.9 million viewers (measured in 64 of the 180 countries where the channel is broadcast). From its newsroom in Paris, France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of 142 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 three languages. Every month, France 24’s digital platforms attract 16.3 million visits, 36.5 million video views (2015 average) and 21.4million followers on Facebook and Twitter (December 2015).
France 24 broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week to 315 million TV households in 180 countries around the world. In addition to this non-stop broadcasting service, 103 million TV households receive the channel through part-time distribution agreements with national broadcasters.
27 satellites carry at least one of France's 24’s three signals to ensure worldwide coverage, allowing direct satellite reception as well as access through some 850 distribution contracts with payment providers.
The channel is available via cable, satellite, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets, and connected TVs. France 24 is also available via DTT in several countries around the world: Italy, Denmark, DRC, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, Nigeria, Uganda, Cape Verde, Guinea, Mauritius, Estonia, Haiti, the United States, Laos, and Cambodia.
In 2013, France 24 notched up over 40 million new TV households, thanks notably to a historic agreement in India where the English channel can now be accessed by one out of four Indian TV households. France 24 is now also widely distributed in the San Francisco area in California, after becoming available to 2.5 million households in the region.
A Paris-based newsroom with a large network of correspondents: France 24’s Paris newsroom is composed of over 400 journalists, representing 35 nationalities, and relies on a network of several hundred correspondents in nearly every country in the world. The channel’s journalists travel to the far-flung corners of the world to report on major events.