France 24 in English now available on Openview in South Africa
France 24, the French international news channel, reached an agreement for the free-to-air broadcast of France 24’s English channel on OpenView, South Africa’s leading free-to-air satellite TV service platform.
Since August 1st 2020, France 24 is broadcast in English on channel 121 to over 2 million households, alongside 18 TV and radio channels available via the Openview bouquet.
This widespread distribution in South Africa marks an important milestone for France 24 English which is already distributed terrestrially on a FTA basis in Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi and the Seychelles.
With a diverse team of journalists of more than 35 nationalities and a strong network of correspondents across the world, France 24 gives its audiences a global outlook on international current affairs through hourly news bulletins, as well as many shows about culture, economy, technology, sport and much more. France 24’s work is regularly recognized internationally and has been awarded several times for its work.
Openview is South Africa’s first free-to-air satellite TV service platform which offers non-stop entertainment for the whole family, with local and international shows. With 100% coverage, Openview can provide crystal-clear picture quality anywhere in South Africa.
About France 24, a France Médias Monde channel:
France 24, the international news channel, broadcasts 24/7 (12 hours a day in Spanish) to 404 million households around the world in French, Arabic, English and Spanish. The four channels have a combined weekly viewership of 87.1 million viewers. France 24 gives a French perspective on global affairs through a network of 160 correspondent bureaus located in nearly every country. It is available via cable, satellite, DTT, ADSL, on mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs, as well as on YouTube in four languages. Every month, France 24’s digital platforms attract 18 million visits, 97.4 million video views (2019 average) and 46.5 million followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (January 2020).