France 24 EN

France 24 is an international news and current affairs television  channel. It started broadcasting on 6 December 2006.

Funded by the French government and based in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris, the channel broadcasts world news. Currently it offers variants in English and Arabic in addition to French.

It is run by a partnership between Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions (including France 2 and France 3), with some programmes sourced from Agence France-Presse, Radio France Internationale, TV5MONDE, Arte, Euronews, and La Chaîne parlementaire. It is funded by France with an annual budget of approximately €80 million.

President Nicolas Sarkozy announced on 8 January 2008 that he was in favour of reducing France 24’s programming to French only.

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