The international news channel France 24 has launched its new and revamped programme schedule emphasising more live broadcasts.
The new schedule will give more priority to the morning and evening slots, which are anchored live by the network’s editorial staff. More programming will be devoted to business, sport, culture and studio discussion.
Also, new global weather reports will also be featured, alongside new magazine programmes.
“A warmer, more engaging style of presentation will be backed up by faster reaction times to global news events, in a scheduling structure that will also give a clearer coverage of national news stories in France,” according to a press release by the channel.
“The new schedules are an ambitious statement of intent on the part of France24,” said network CEO Christine Ockrent in a statement. “For a network which has carved out a place for itself in the international news arena in record time, the moment has come to expand our content while sticking to our founding principles: an alternative perspective on world news, parallel programming in French, English and Arabic, staying on top of the game in terms of technology and interactivity. By putting the emphasis on live coverage of events and pursuing our focus on sport, business and culture, we aim to keep our current audience and attract more and more new viewers around the world.”