France24

Thanks a lot Ron for letting me know about France24, a new 24 hour French news channel which will broadcast from December 6. Chirac wants it to be a "French CNN", which is quite an exciting idea, but… there doesn’t seem to be much French in its promotional video. It appears that it will be broadcast on two channels, one in French and the other one in English and French. To be continued…

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UPDATE
Well, France24 is live in French, in English and in Arabic, and I’m impressed so far.

By | 2016-10-18T15:50:10+00:00 December 4th, 2006|Culture|3 Comments

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3 Comments

  1. Ron December 4, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    In addition to Cable transmission in various places, it will apparently be found in streaming video. Be sure to upgrade to the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player.

  2. Xavier Kreiss December 7, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Yes, it’s in two languages- the front page is attractive
    French http://www.france24.com/france24Public/fr/nouvelles/monde.html
    English http://www.france24.com/france24Public/en/news/world.htm
    But the links don’t all work – not yet a rival for CNN. But as a start, it’s not bad at all.

  3. Xavier Kreiss December 7, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    Three languages – I was forgetting Arabic. Sorry!

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