• Daily live French language news channel broadcasting to British homes
• Available free via TeleFrance on the Vision TV Network - Freeview channel 110
London / Paris 9th of February 2012 – Vision247 today announced that FRANCE 24, the leading French international news channel, is available in all British homes with compliant FreeviewHD enabled televisions. Broadcasting on the Vision TV Network on FreeviewHD channel 110, FRANCE 24 covers international current events providing a unique perspective on world news.
FRANCE 24 delivers comprehensive bulletins on the latest international news every half hour, with analytical commentary offering viewers the context to help them better understand international developments. 24/7 live broadcasting gives viewers instant access to international news, and is supported by continuous business and sport updates, cultural reports, daily global regional focuses, and weekly in-depth features on politics, technology and the environment.
Powered by Vision247, TeleFrance uses the FreeviewHD electronic programme guide (EPG) to deliver compelling new channels from within the Vision TV Network to the French speaking audience in the UK. Viewers visiting FreeviewHD Channel 110 with an Internet connected television or set top box can watch FRANCE 24, as well as other TeleFrance channels, via an onscreen carousel offering live daily broadcasts.
Frank Melloul, FRANCE 24 Strategy and Distribution Director said, “As globalisation accelerates, FRANCE 24 is pursuing its quest for a wider audience throughout expanding territories. To achieve this FRANCE 24 embraces modern, competitive approaches to deliver its programmes to French, English and Arabic speaking audiences. The inclusion of FRANCE 24 on the Vision TV Network now enables British audiences to watch the latest news with a unique perspective.”
John Mills, CEO of Vision247, said: “Whether you are a French speaking expatriate living in the UK, a teacher, or a student looking to increase your access to relevant up to the minute French language broadcasting, FRANCE 24 on the Vision TV Network represents the best in high quality, easy to access international news broadcasting that can be watched on a HD television set.”
TeleFrance is a simple to access subscription service available on the Vision TV Network. Subscribing to the TeleFrance package provides viewers with access to a variety of French language channels including France 2, France 3, France 5. FRANCE 24 is free to watch for to all viewers visiting the TeleFrance carousel of channels.
Vision TV Network is supported by the latest FreeviewHD enabled television sets and set top boxes on the market, legacy devices, non-compliant or FreeviewHD devices not connected to the Internet will receive a call to action message displayed on screen advising users on what is required to view FRANCE 24 and other new internet delivered channels.
Visit Vision247 Freeview for more information: http://www.vision247.tv
About FRANCE 24 (www.france24.com):
FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts worldwide on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website www.france24.com is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).
FRANCE 24 contacts:
Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 - email@example.com
Amal Hmimed – Tél. : +33 (0)1 73 01 24 14 – firstname.lastname@example.org
About Vision International TV Network
The UK’s first dedicated international language network of channels available via internet connected FreeviewHD. Located on Channel 110 (a FreeviewHD digital interactive channel), Vision International TV Network currently provides viewers with access to packages of live simulcast and time delayed broadcast, video on demand, and interactive services. Packages include Polska Plus, Hellenic, TeleFrance and TeleTurk. Further international languages packages will launch throughout 2012. Packages can include premium subscription and free to air content.
First to market in the provision of functional internet delivered broadcast, Vision247 provides a complete solution to clients wanting to create compelling TV and video services for connected audiences worldwide. The Vision IPTV platform can be customised for clients and supports all current commercial models from subscription, pay-as-you-go to PPV and advertiser funded. http://www.vision247.tv
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