(pronounced France vingt-quatre
on all three editions) is an international news
and current affairs television channel. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to BBC World News
, NHK World
, and broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world. During 2010 the channel started broadcasting through its own iPhone app. It started broadcasting on 6 December 2006.
Funded by the French government and based in Issy-les-Moulineaux
, near Paris, the channel broadcasts world news. Currently it offers variants in English and Arabic
in addition to French.
It is run by a partnership between Groupe TF1
and France Télévisions
(including France 2
and France 3
), with some programmes sourced from Agence France-Presse
, Radio France Internationale
, and La Chaîne parlementaire
. It is funded by France with an annual budget of approximately €80 million.
President Nicolas Sarkozy
announced on 8 January 2008 that he was in favour of reducing France 24's programming to French only.
France 24 is broadcast on three channels: in French, in English, and in Arabic.
France 24's programming is divided more or less equally between news coverage and news magazines or special reports.
Along with 260 journalists of its own, France 24 can call on the... Read More