French-speaking media outlets in the world

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TV5MONDE

TV5MONDE is a key partner of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the only global French-language channel which can be accessed in 354 million households across 198 countries (including China, Cuba and North Korea). It is the only broadcasting network for Francophone cultures and promoting the French language available on all five continents.

TV5MONDE in figures:

  • 8 general regional channels and 2 thematic channels;
  • 60 million viewers in cumulated weekly reach;
  • 24/7 broadcasting of programmes exclusively in French with subtitles in 13 languages;
  • Broadcasting in the 88 Member States of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (40% of its global audience);;
  • Distribution by cable, satellite and IP television.

In 2020, the channel launched a global francophone VOD platform, TV5MONDEplus, which is available worldwide and free of charge. Its content, all of which is in subtitled French, aims to foster discovery of French-language programmes. It also allows the world’s Francophones and Francophiles to access the best of French television via a single interface. The platform is available via browsers and its Apple and Android applications. https://www.tv5mondeplus.com

Since 1996, TV5MONDE has been developing a unique digital project, “Learn and Teach French with TV5MONDE”, offering a free and extensive catalogue of learning resources for French as a foreign language. Thousands of resources such as downloadable teacher and class activity sheets and interactive learner exercises have been created from the channel’s programmes and are available on the multilingual website. The application, launched in 2020, is available free of charge on Apple and Android devices.

RFI (Radio France Internationale)

RFI is a French news radio station broadcast in French and in 13 other languages, across the world’s five continents. Over 1,000 partner stations re-broadcast its programmes.

RFI Savoirs has a specific team of specialists in teaching French as a foreign language enabling the service to offer a set of teaching resources ranging from raising awareness of the French language through broadcasting bilingual series to teacher training. The service regularly collaborates with the “learning and teaching” team of TV5MONDE with the aim of offering a complete range of French-language audio and visual resources.

France 24

Created in 2005, France 24 has been broadcasting programmes since December 2006. President Jacques Chirac was one of its instigators. Today, the state-owned station broadcasts 24/7 in four languages (French, English, Arabic and Spanish) and can also be found online. France 24 was broadcast in 385.3 million households worldwide.

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