France 24 starts on French DTT, HD versions planned

French international news channel France 24 has made its first foray into French DTT this week, launching on channel 33 to a potential 12 million viewers.

This channel was foreshadowed by French Ministry of Culture and Communication last April.

Mentioned in the 2013-2015 strategy of France 24’s holding France Médias Monde, this expansion in France completes the domestic distribution as the three different language versions (French, English and Arabic) of the channel are already broadcast in all IPTV and cabsat basic offers, as well as on the DTT network overseas.

France 24 is currently inaugurating new HD studios and control rooms operated by Ericsson, and plans to provide an HD feed for all three of its versions by the end of this year.

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