French PSB group France Télévisions has announced its digital portal for overseas territories will go live on March 31st.
Branded Outre-mer la 1ère, like its overseas TV channels, the multi-format OTT offering seeks to become the bridge between the overseas territories and the audience in France.
This service has been created to compensate for the imminent demise of DTT overseas TV channel France Ô, whose closure has been set for August 9th. The scheme is part of a global pact signed to give more visibility to overseas territories within the PSB group, especially on its linear DTT channels such as France 3.
A daily TV show as well as scheduled news editions are going to be produced for France 3.