Sky News has expanded its distribution in the French market through a series of deals with IPTV operators. Last month Sky News launched on France Telecom’s Orange, the former Ma Ligne, and Telecom Italia’s Alice. Next month the channel will be added to the SFR line-up.
Sky News has also renewed its agreement with Neuf Cegetel and there are existing agreements with Free, Numericable and Club Internet.
When cable and IPTV audiences are combined with distribution from Astra at 19 degrees East, Sky News is available in six million French homes.