France

Flag of FranceFree French language TV and radio is easy to receive in most areas of Europe. That said most French, Belgium and Swiss TV is encrypted.
There are however quite a few French language channels broadcasting free-to-air and there also many French radio stations available for free.

Unfortunately these services are spread around three main satellites, so be prepared to have a nulti-satellite setup to receive all of these for free.
Another option would be to obtain a French Fransat receiver from France, this would be a good option for those restricted from setting up more than one satellite dish.

Free-To-Air French language TV can be received in Europe on the following satellites:

Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East
Eutelsat 12 West B at 12.5°West

Eutelsat Hot Bird at 13.0°East
Astra 1 at 19.2°East
Astra 2 at 28.2°East

Fransat
FransatFransat is a French platform of free-to-view and free-to air satellite TV channels from Eutelsat , established in June 2009 via the satellite Eutelsat 5 West A .
The bouquet is a satellite alternative to digital terrestrial television (TNT). Its direct competitor is TNTSAT from Canal + broadcast via Astra 1 .
Fransat allows the viewer to select their prefered region for regional programming from France 3.

A criticism leveled against the platform, is that it uses a conditional access (encryption) to limit its offer to residents of metropolitan France , which would be contrary to the principle of free movement of people, goods and services in the European Union.

Website: www.fransat.fr


 

TF1
TF1TF1 is a private national French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group, whose major share-holder is Bouygues. TF1’s average market share of 24% makes it the most popular domestic network.
It is also considered to be the most viewed television channel in Europe. Flagship series include CSI, The Voice and House M.D.

The channel is part of the TF1 Group of mass media companies, which also includes the news channel LCI and a 49% stake in pan-European sports network Eurosport.
Together with France Télévisions, TF1 co-managed the international French news channel France 24 but has since sold its share.
The only free-to-air version of the channel, is TF1 Suisse (Switzerland), which is available in HD from the Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East.
This is identical to the French version except it carries Swiss commercials.

TF1 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 9B satellite at 9.0°East.

Website: www.tf1.fr


 

France Télévisions

France TélévisionsFrance Télévisions SA is the French public national television broadcaster. It is a state-owned company formed from the integration of the public television channels France 2 (formerly Antenne 2) and France 3 (formerly France Régions 3), later joined by the legally independent channels France 5 (formerly La Cinquième), France Ô (formerly RFO Sat), and France 4 (formerly Festival).

France Télévisions is currently funded by the revenue from television licence fees and commercial advertising. The new law on public broadcasting will phase out commercial advertising on the public television channels (at first in the evening, then gradually throughout the day).

Channels
France 2 – Secondary channel with the second largest viewing audience.
France 3 – Network of regional stations.
France 4 – Available only on digital television. Previously named “Festival”, and specializing in theatre, opera and French-language and other European originated drama, it is a channel for young adults (similar to BBC Three: sports, sitcom, arts, music and entertainment).
France 5 – Focuses on societal issues (health, education, politics…) with talk-shows and culture with documentary films.
1ère- A network of radio and television stations operating in French overseas departments and territories around the world (formerly known as RFO – Réseau France Outre-mer).
France Ô – 1ère’s satellite channel, featuring only programming from 1ère’s regions and now broadcast in France on a national scale by Télévision Numérique Terrestre (TNT).

All France Télévisions channels are available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.francetv.fr


 

TV5Monde

TV5MondeTV5Monde is a global television network, broadcasting several channels of French language programming. It is an approved participant member of the European Broadcasting Union.
Most of its content is taken from mainstream networks in the French-speaking world, notably France Télévisions from France, RTBF from Belgium, RTS from Switzerland, and the Radio-Canada and TVA networks in Canada. In addition to international news, TV5MONDE broadcasts Ligue 1, films and music magazines.

The number “5” in the name is the number of founding networks: Télévision Française 1 (TF1), Antenne 2 (France 2), FR 3 (France 3), TSR (RTS Un) and RTBF (La Une).
Today, the partnership making up the TV5MONDE consortium are France Télévisions, Arte France, Institut national de l’audiovisuel, CBC/Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, RTBF and RTS.
This consortium owns 51% of the service, while the other 49% is owned by France Médias Monde, a holding company that manages France’s international broadcasting services.

There are ten TV5 feeds being transmitted:

TV5MONDE FBS (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco and Luxembourg)
TV5MONDE Europe (rest of Europe)
TV5MONDE Afrique (Africa, except Maghreb)
TV5MONDE Maghreb–Orient (Maghreb, Middle East) with occasional Arabic subtitles
TV5MONDE Asie (rest of Asia)
TV5MONDE États-Unis (United States) with occasional English subtitles
TV5MONDE Amérique Latine & Caraïbes (Latin America (except Brazil) and the Caribbean) with Spanish subtitles
TV5MONDE Pacifique (Japan – South Korea – Southeast Asia – Oceania)
TV5MONDE Brésil (Brazil)
TV5 Québec Canada (Canada)
TV5 is available globally on many satellite platforms and cable networks

TV5 is available free-to-air in Europe on the following satellites:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East
Eutelsat Hot Bird at 13.0°East
Astra 1 at 19.2°East
Astra 2 at 28.2°East (English subtitles available)

Website: www.tv5monde.com


 

6ter

6ter6ter is a French entertainment chaanel. The channel is part of M6 Group, which already operates the channels M6 and W9 on the French DTT (TNT).
6ter’s programming is made for family. 6ter shows magazines, documentaries, educational programs, along with children programs, series and movies.
The channel name refers to the fact that this is a “sister channel” (6ter for “sister” meaning sister in English) of the two channels M6 broadcast on DTT (M6 and W9).

The only free-to-air version of the channel, is 6ter Suisse (Switzerland), which is available in HD from the Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East.
This is identical to the French version except it carries Swiss commercials.

6ter is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 9B satellite at 9.0°East.

Website: www.6play.fr/6ter


 

ARTE Français

arteARTE (Association relative à la télévision européenne) is a public Franco-German TV network, a European channel, that promotes programming in the areas of culture and the arts. It is made up of three separate companies: the Strasbourg-based European Economic Interest Grouping ARTE GEIE, plus two member companies acting as editorial and programme production centres, ARTE France in Paris (France) and ARTE Deutschland in Baden-Baden (Germany). As an international joint venture (an EEIG), its programmes cater technically to audiences from both France and Germany. This implies double-titling, opposite-language subtitling, dubbing, hosts who speak both languages alternately, and two separate audio tracks (through DVB-T, satellite television and digital cable).

80% of ARTE’s programming are provided in equal proportion by the two member companies ARTE France and ARTE Deutschland while the remainder is being provided by ARTE GEIE and the channel’s European partners.

ARTE France was formerly known as La Sept. ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH is a subsidiary of the two main public German TV networks ARD and ZDF.
Since November 2015 selected programmes are available with English and Spanish subtitles online.

ARTE Français is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat Hot Bird at 13.0°East
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: www.arte.tv


 

BFM TV

BFMTVBFM TV is a TV news channel based in France and available globally via on cable and satellite television.
As the country’s most-watched news network with 10 million daily viewers, BFMTV “boasts a market share in France that is greater than any equivalent news channel around the world”.
BFM TV has a policy called priorite au direct that mandates that live outside feeds are used whenever possible.

BFM TV is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat Hot Bird at 13.0°East
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: www.bfmtv.com


 

BFM Business

BFM BusinessBusiness BFM, BFM until April 2009 (Business FM) and BFM Radio until November 2010, is a private French radio station.
From November 2010, BFM Business is a television station offering national economic new to metropolitan France.

BFM Business is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: http://bfmbusiness.bfmtv.com


 

CCTV Français

CCTV-FCCTV International French or CCTV-Français, is a French language entertainment and news channel of China Central Television (CCTV) originating in China, and are part of the Chinese Government’s information ministry.

The channels cater to an international audience, with programmes containing French subtitles. There are also news programmes featuring French-language reporters. These programmes provide both Chinese and international news coverage.

Most programmes on CCTV-F are 30 minutes long. They feature a variety of content, including news programmes, educational programmes, and Chinese soap operas.
There are also programmes offering tourism advice and showcasing new Chinese artists.
CCTV-F launched on October 1, 2007, as the result of the splitting of CCTV E&F, a bi-lingual channel in both Spanish and French, three years after its launch on October 1, 2004.

CCTV Français is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: http://fr.cctv.com


 

Chérie 25

Chérie 25Chérie 25 is a TV channel, controlled by the NRJ Group. Chérie 25 is launched on TNT, satellite, and xDSL on 12 December 2012. The channel is named after the radio station Chérie FM, owned by the same group.
The 25, refers to the channel’s number on the French digital terrestrial television (TNT).

Programmes include:
10 ans de moins
99% plaisir
Ma vie de femme criminelle
Ma vie de femme d’ailleurs
Ma vie de femme intime
Ma vie de femme enceinte
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Sans tabou,
Si vous voulez mon avis
Tout le plaisir est pour moi
La nouvelle vie de Tori Spelling

Chérie 25 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.cherie25.fr


 

D8

D8D8 is a private national French TV channel, owned by Canal+ Group. D8 will be renamed to C8.

D8 is a general entertainment channel that gives pride of place to entertainment, including the talk show LE GRAND 8 (THE GREAT 8) and TOUCHE PAS A MON POSTE!
D8 discusses current events with rigor through several newspapers and news magazines, and also devotes time to the cinema and film releases.

The channel with an audience share of around 3.5%.

is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.d8.tv


 

D17

D17D17 is a private national French TV channel, owned by the Canal+ Group.
D17 mainly broadcasts music programmes, there are also documentaries, concerts, series, dramas, movies and Japanese anime.
The channel is available on free on TNT in France, cable, satellite, xDSL TV and on its website.

D17 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Astra 1 at 19.2°East (available in SD)

Website: www.d17.tv


 

D!CI TV

Website: www.dici.fr


 

EuroNews (Français)

euronewsEuronews is a multilingual news television channel, headquartered in Lyon, France. Created in 1993, it aims to cover world news from a pan-European perspective. Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian businessman owns 53% of the station (through Media Globe Networks) and is chairman of its supervisory board. The channel is available in french.

The channel employs an unusual presentation style: initially, rather than using in-vision presenters, it showed only video footage with recorded voice-overs. This aims to prevent bias. In 2011, however, extended news items featured in-vision reporters, including occasional pieces to camera.

The principal sources of footage come from APTN (Associated Press Television News) and Reuters TV, these being the partner agencies of the European Broadcasting Union. It also draws upon resources from Agence France-Presse, Italian ANSA, Portuguese LUSA, German DPA, Spanish EFE and Russian ITAR-TASS.

The channel is available in 350 million households in 155 countries worldwide. It reaches more than 170 million European households by cable, satellite and terrestrial. It also began to secure availability on multimedia platforms such as IPTV and digital media.

Euronews launched an application for mobile devices (Android, iPhone, and iPad) which is called “Euronews Live”. The application is free of charge and is available on Android Market and App Store.

Euronews is available globally on many satellite platforms and cable networks

Euronews is available free-to-air in Europe on the following satellites:
Eutelsat Hot Bird at 13.0°East

Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: http://www.euronews.com


 

France 24 (Français)

France 24France 24 is an 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”.

The service is aimed at the overseas market and is broadcast through satellite and cable operators throughout the world. During 2010 the France 24 channel started broadcasting through its own iPhone app.

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, l’Audiovisuel extérieur de la France (AEF)), 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 aims to present a view of the news different from that of the Anglophone leading international news channels BBC World News and CNN International. Its intention is to put more emphasis on debate, dialogue and the role of cultural difference. It competes with Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera English, RT and NHK World news channels. The Arabic programming competes with Al Jazeera’s Arabic service, RT Arabic, BBC Arabic and Sky News Arabia.

France 24 Français is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Astra 1 at 19.2°East
Eutelsat Hot Bird at 13.0°East
Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East

Website: www.france24.com


 

Gulli

GulliGulli is a French television network dedicated to children’s programming. It is available through digital terrestrial television “TNT” in partnership with Lagardère Active, and France Télévisions with children’s programmes from France 3.
Gulli is also known as Cyperbot. It is also available in French-speaking African countries under the name Gulli Africa.

Gulli is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.gulli.fr


 

Grand Lille TV

Grand Lille TVGrand Lille TV is a local television channel providing information to and around the city of Lille .
Grand Lille TV is financed by private capital provided by its shareholders: the SA SECOM, publisher of Tele Melody , SASP LOSC (Michel Seydoux Investments) and SARL SPID editing the business newspaper The North Gazette Calais and capital public provided by the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy .

Grand Lille TV aims to be a regional news channel, with live news bulletins every 15 minutes from 7.00 to 21.00. The channel also broadcasts matches from the France Championship football or the UEFA the LOSC .
According to figures from Médiamétrie , 304 400 individuals 15 years and more watch the channel Grand Lille TV.

Grand Lille TV is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.grandlille.tv


 

HD1

HD1HD1 (acronym for Histoire de) is a French TV channel, controlled by TF1 Group.
The channel is available on DTT, cable, satellite, xDSL television and over the Internet through its website.

The chain offers police dramas, sitcoms, series and family sagas but also tennis and cinema programs (ranging from mainstream film to heritage films or authors and shorts). HD1 is devoted entirely to the world of fiction, with 250 feature films annually and TV dramas, including own creations, including short programs broadcast in spring 2013.

HD1 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.tf1.fr/hd1


 

I24 News Français

i24newsi24news is an international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel based in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel. It broadcasts in French,English and Arabic, with the French-branch considered primary. The channel’s owner is Patrick Drahi, and the CEO is Frank Melloul, who previously played a critical role in establishing the French 24-hour news channel France 24.

i24news is currently only available outside of Israel. It is offered in France (including West Indies), Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Germany, the United States and Africa.
The channel is also streamed live on its website in all three languages. Patrick Drahi has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow i24news to be broadcast in Israel.

I24 News Français is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: http://www.i24news.tv/fr/


 

I-Télé

i-TeleI-Télé is a French-speaking free-to-air news channel. It provides 24-hour national and global news coverage. It is the second most watched news network in France, after BFM TV and before LCI (premium channel).

Programmes
LE 6–9 6 a.m.-9 a.m.: hosted by Amandine Bégot et Jérôme Bermyn: arts, politics, business.
L’Édition permanente 9 a.m.–6 p.m.: with Claire-Élisabeth Beaufort and Mikaël Guedj/Nelly Daynac and Denis Girolami.
L’Édition du Soir 6 p.m.–10 p.m.: Four hours of news coverage hosted by Léa Salamé and Marc Fauvelle (sports news 7:45 p.m.–8:20 p.m.).
La Grande édition 10 p.m.–midnight: hosted by Olivier Galzi and Maya Lauqué, rounding up all the top stories of the day.
L’Édition de la Nuit midnight–6 a.m.: Maya Lauqué presents a live half-hour at midnight, which is repeated at xx00 and xx30 until 5:30 a.m..
Info matin Weekends (7 a.m.–11 a.m.: weekend breakfast show with Isabelle Moreau and Florent Peiffer.
L’Édition permanente (Weekend) Weekends (11 a.m.–8 p.m.: news (with feature programmes interspersed) with rotating anchors.
Info soir Weekends (8 p.m.–11:30 p.m.: weekend evening show with Sonia Chironi and Antoine Genton.
Boucle de nuit Friday night to Monday morning (11:30 p.m.–5:30/7 a.m.): Antoine Genton presents a short news bulletin, which is added to a loop of highlights from the weekend shows, sports, and news and then replayed throughout the night.

I-Télé is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: www.itele.fr


 

KTO

KTOKTO is a French Catholic TV channel founded the 13 December 1999 by Bishop Jean-Michel di Falco , at the request of Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger .
KTO programs can be distinguished into three main types: the emissions produced at the studios of the channel and field teams, live broadcasts (regular and special) and event broadcasts solely dedicated to coverage of events such as WYD or papal trips.

All videos broadcast by the channel unless purchased documentaries and non-co-products, are available after release on the website of the chain. The videos are hosted since 2012 on YouTube and since 2008 on Dailymotion . Both accounts have reached the figures of 2 million views in October 2012.

The string itself is also broadcast live on the home page of its website. His site ktotv.com hosts numerous past emissions and also videos of documentaries and reports.

KTO is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Eutelsat 12 West B at 12.5°West

Website: www.ktotv.com


 

LCI (La Chaîne Info)

LCILa Chaîne Info, or LCI (The Info Channel) is a French TV news channel. The network provides 24-hour national and global news coverage.
On April 5, 2016, the channel became free-to-air and began broadcasting on channel 26 via digital terrestrial television (TNT) in France and on satellite across Europe.

Programmes on LCI include:
LCI Matin – morning news
Ferry / Julliard – a debate and discussion program
Politiquement Show – French politics
Le Grand Journal de 12h30 – a mid-day newscast
L’invité de l’Économie – business
Le Journal du Monde – World news
Le Grand Jury – political interview

LCI is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Astra 1 at 19.2°East (available in SD and HD)

Website: http://lci.tf1.fr


 

LCP (La Chaîne Parlementaire)

LCP Public SenatLa Chaîne Parlementaire (The Parliamentary Channel) is a French television network responsible for broadcasting activity from the National Assembly of France (LCP) and the Senate of France (Public Sénat). It is available through digital terrestrial television “TNT”. It was created in 1999 on the request of the National Assembly of France to broadcast in a way comparable to BBC Parliament.

It started by broadcasting twice a week, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the afternoons on France 3. On 8 February 2000, the channel started broadcasting activity from the Senate of France.
The channel broadcasts 24h from the Assembly followed by 24h from the Senate in a pre-arranged order.

LCP is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: www.lcp.fr


 

L’Équipe 21

L'Équipe 21L’Équipe 21 is a French television channel, launched in 1998 under the name of L’Équipe TV. It was founded and started to broadcast on 1998. On 12 December 2012 L’Équipe 21 started broadcasting on the French DTT. L’Équipe 21 currently broadcasts in French and in HD free-t-air on satellite.

L’Équipe 21 programming is built around sporting events, information, documentaries and magazines.

L’Équipe 21 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: http://www.lequipe.fr


 

M6

M6M6, also known as Metropole Television, is the most profitable private national French TV channel and the third most watched television network in the French-speaking world.
M6 is the head channel of the M6 Group media empire that owns several TV channels, magazines, publications, movie production and media-related firms etc. It is owned by RTL Group.

Other TV channels in the M6 portfolio include digital terrestrial channels W9, 6ter, Paris Première, and digital cable channels Téva, TF6, Série Club, M6 Music, M6 Music Black, M6 Music Club, Girondins TV and M6 Boutique & Co.

M6 is one of the only television services in France to have science-fiction programming as part of its regular schedule. Most supernatural dramas were shown on Saturday nights in what M6 called “la Trilogie du Samedi” (The Saturday Trilogy).

News programmes include:
Le 12:45 (national edition) and 19:45 (national edition), afternoon and evening news.
Zone Interdite, France’s most influential Newsmagazine
66 Minutes weekly news magazine.
Capital, Economy-oriented newsmagazine.
Enquête Exclusive, Investigation magazine.

The only free-to-air version of the channel, is M6 Suisse (Switzerland), which is available in HD from the Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East.
This is identical to the French version except it carries Swiss commercials.

M6 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 9B satellite at 9.0°East.

Website: http://www.6play.fr


 

M6 Boutique & Co

M6 BoutiqueM6 Boutique & Co is a French shopping television channel owned and operated by M6.
M6 Boutique & Co is entirely devoted to teleshopping, the channel broadcasts for eight hours a day.

M6 Boutique & Co is available on Canalsat, Fransat and on cable in France, Belgium and Switzerland, as well as on ADSL. It is also broadcast in Luxembourg on TNT channel 21.
The channel is received by 6 million homes in France and has an audience of less than 1%.

M6 Boutique & Co is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Astra 1 at 19.2°East

Website: http://www.m6boutique.com


 

Numéro 23

Numéro 23Numéro 23 is a French independent TV television channel founded by Diversité TV.
Popular series include rebroadcasts of reality television series from USA, Canada, Germany, Australia etc in addition to a string of French programming like Baie des flamboyants, B.R.I.G.A.D., Crimes en série, Fortunes, Les Bleus, Les Vacances de l’amour, Les Tricheurs and PJ. Popular series also included America’s Best Dance Crew, Amazing Race USA, the tattooing programme Best Ink, X Factor USA, X Factor UK, You Can Dance USA etc.

Numéro 23 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.numero23.fr


 

NT1

NT1NT1, Nouvelle Télévision 1, (New Television 1) is a French television network, it is a subsidiary of TF1 Group.

NT1 was created in 2004 by AB Groupe for the launch of the TNT platform scheduled for March 2005. In late 2004, AB Group announced their intention to call the channel La Quatre (The Four). However, in January 2005, France Télévisions announced that they would rebrand their channel Festival as France 4. AB Groupe decided to revert to the NT1 name.

In June 2009, TF1 Group agreed to buy the channel from AB Groupe, as well as AB’s 40% stake in TMC Monte Carlo (which would take TF1’s total stake to 80%). The deal was cleared by France’s competition authority and subsequently by the Council of State in December 2010, dismissing an appeal by Métropole Télévision.

The only free-to-air version of the channel, is NT1 Suisse (Switzerland), which is available in HD from the Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East.
This is identical to the French version except it carries Swiss commercials.

NT1 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 9B satellite at 9.0°East.

Website: www.tf1.fr/nt1


 

RMC Découverte

RMC DécouverteRMC Découverte (RMC Discovery) is a Free French national thematic TV channel belonging to NextRadioTV group. The flagship programs of the channel are Top Gear (the English, French and American) on Wednesday evening, Alien Theory Saturday night, morning signed Jean-Jacques Bourdin or Storage Wars: Sold sold.

The channel divides its programmes into five themes – Adventure and Pets, Science and Technology, History and Investigations, Real Life and Travel and Lifestyle.
In addition to these themes, the channel broadcasts every weekday morning the morning information programme of the national radio station RMC under the direction of Jean-Jacques Bourdin.

The channel has partnerships with international producers and broadcasters such as the BBC, National Geographic or Discovery Channel.
40% of the channels programmes must be locally produced French programmes.

RMC Découverte is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: http://rmcdecouverte.bfmtv.com


 

TMC

TMCTélé Monte Carlo or TMC Monte Carlo, traditionally known as TMC is a Franco-Monégasque general entertainment television channel, owned by the French media holding company TF1 Group.
Télé Monte Carlo shows a variety of programs, including many imports. It also produces many original programming that include news magazines, cooking shows, and talkshows, which include:
SUD: A cultural programme focusing on Monaco and the South of France, aired every Sunday.
Monacoscope: A programme presenting the latest news of politics, sports and the monarchy of Monaco.
Notre région: A news magazine focussing on political, cultural and economic news of the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Télé Monte Carlo is also responsible for Monaco’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.

TMC is available free-to-air on the following satellites in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West
Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East

Website: www.tf1.fr/tmc


 

TV8 Mont-Blanc

TV8 Mont-Blanc LogoTV 8 is a local TV from channel based in Sévrier serving the Mont Blanc region. Programming includes Entertainment, Sports, News, Local Information, Nature & Environment, and Leisure and lifestyle. Local television programmes are repeated during day and on weekends, allowing more viewers to watch the channels programming.

TV8 Mont-Blanc is a local channel, this is reflected in it’s programming, focusing in and around the Pays de Savoie:
Regional information (from Monday to Friday, monthly retrospective in 7 Days 1 Hour)
Local politics (election coverage, political debates)
TV debate covering other local events (Le Grand 8)
Local services (with very specialized magazines like Annecy-Seynod or Mag-Mag)
Discover the regional heritage (natural, architectural, cultural, gastronomic … Cart as chief, the village square or Documenterre)
Social work (employment, integration as Solidarités)
Regional music (Top Accordion)
Coverage of local events (Comedy Festival of Saint-Gervais or Megeve World Cup for example).
Sport (weekly Sport 8 or back on the ETG FC matches)
Expression: giving a voice to locals on various topics (health, tourism, sport, environment, culture …)

TV8 Mont-Blanc is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: www.tv8montblanc.fr


 

Vosges TV

Vosges TVVosges Television aims not only be an information and entertainment channel. As an information vector, Vosges Television aims indeed to encourage the expression on similar themes of citizens, to strengthen and support local initiatives.

From its inception as an association Vosges Television has been designed as a citizenship tool involving the viewer. The chain, from its public service broadcasting role contributes to the strengthening of local identity and sense of belonging to a territory.

Vosges TV is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 5 West A at 5.0°West

Website: http://www.vosgestelevision.tv


 

W9

W9W9 is a French television network which is available through digital terrestrial television TNT, satellite and ADSL. It is a subsidiary of the M6 Group; the name W9 has been selected for the channel because “W9” is the mirror image of “M6”, and also because M6 was chosen as the ninth broadcaster to make a channel. The third M6 channel was named 6ter (pronounced “sister”) as the M6’s little sister.

W9 is a general entertainment channel, focusing on music (broadcast concerts and clips), series (mainly American imports), TV movies sports and cinema.

The only free-to-air version of the channel, is W9 Suisse (Switzerland), which is available in HD from the Eutelsat 9B at 9.0°East.
This is identical to the French version except it carries Swiss commercials.

W9 is available free-to-air on the following satellite in Europe:
Eutelsat 9B satellite at 9.0°East.

Website: www.6play.fr/w9


 

French Radio

French Radio Stations on Eutelsat 5  (5.0°West):
BFM Business Radio
Chérie FM
Europe 1
FIP
France Inter
France Culture
France Info
France Bleu (many regional variations)
France Musique
Metropolys
Mouv’
MFM Radio (France)
NRJ France
Nostalgie
Rire & Chansons
RTL
RTL 2
Fun Radio (France)
Radio Classique
RCF (Radios chrétiennes francophones)
RFM (France)
RMC
Skyrock
Virgin Radio France

French Language Radio Stations on Eutelsat Hotbird (13.0°East):
France Maghreb 2 Province
RFI Français
RTS La 1ère
RTS Espace 2
RTS Couleur 3
RTS Option Musique
Radio Swiss Classic Français

 

French Language Radio Stations on Astra 1 (19.2°East):
BFM Business Radio
Beur FM
Chérie FM
Contact FM
Europe 1
FG
FIP
France Bleu 107.1
France Culture
France Info
France Inter
France Musique
Fun Radio (France)
Jazz Radio
Mouv’
Nostalgie
NRJ France
Oüi FM
Radio Classique
Radio Courtoisie
Radio France Internationale
Radio Notre Dame
Radio Nova (France)
Rire & Chansons
RMC
RFM (France)
RTL
RTL 2
Skyrock
Sud Radio
TSF Jazz
Virgin Radio France

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