In Northern Europe, France 24 has doubled its distribution in Finland following its launch on the country’s two main cable offers: on the new offer resulting from the Welho and DNA merger (total 630,000 subscribers), as well as on Elisa (330,000 subscribers). Having obtained a licence to broadcast on DTT in the Helsinki region, the English version of France 24 will be accessible in January 2012.
Further east, in Russia, France 24 has concluded five new major contracts. The English version of the channel has been launched on three new IPTV operators: Rostelecom (200,000 subscribers), Stream TV (82,000 subscribers) and JSCTV (20,000 subscribers) as well as on the mobile offer BeelineTV including 400,000 3G subscribers who can now access France 24 live 24/ 7.
Finally, France 24 has signed an agreement with the CrystalTV portal, a mobile TV application already downloaded by 1,750,000 users mainly in Russia.
Throughout Europe, France 24 has concluded many other agreements in the last six months: in Bulgaria, on the Blizoo platform (300,000 subscribers), in Slovenia on Telemach (70,000 subscribers), in Austria on Liwest (40,000 subscribers), in Macedonia on Makedonski (30,000 subscribers), and in Romania and Telemach Digital Cable Systems (50,000 subscribers).