The French international news channel France 24 has said its French language feed will go live on DISH Networks and its 15 million subscribers across the US on July 14th, Bastille Day.
Since its launch in 2006, France 24 has been available in English to select TV markets in the US. It has strengthened its position across the country thanks to the Galaxy 23 satellite which allows access to most cable TV providers. On this satellite, the signal is also available FTA to individual DTH homes.
“We believe there is a growing interest in the US for news contents coming from a variety of sources and origins. One third of our website‘s users already live in the US. We were the first French TV on iPad and we got fabulous ratings from American bloggers. We are now happy to launch our French signal on DISH World, especially on such a symbolic date as Bastille Day! “, said Christine Ockrent, CEO of France 24, in a statement.