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France 24 (pronounced France vingt-quatre on French and Arabic (sometimes on English) editions) is a 24-hour non-stop international news and current affairs television channel based in Paris. Its stated mission is to "cover international current events from a French perspective and to convey French values throughout the world". It started broadcasting on 6 December 2006.
The service is aimed at the overseas market and is broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world. In 2010 the France 24 started broadcasting through its own iPhone and Android apps.
Based in Issy-les-Moulineaux in the suburbs of Paris, the channel broadcasts world news. Currently it offers variants in English and Arabic in addition to French. The channel has since 2008 been wholly owned by the French government (via its holding company, France Médias Monde), having acquired the remaining shares held by its former partners Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions. Its budget is approximately €100 million per year.
France 24 is expected to broadcast Spanish edition in 2017.
Launched: 6 December 2006
Owned by: France Médias Monde
Language: French, English, Arabic
Eutelsat 28A 11426 V 27500 2/3 (English)