France 24 joins YouTube bandwagon
Monday, June 11th, 2007

Text of report by Cambridge-based Broadband TV News website on 11 June

The French international news channel France 24 announced it has launched three branded channels on the YouTube platform, in French, English and in Arabic. Content from the broadcaster will include top rating shows from the three channels, including the best reports and interviews with world leaders. The channel will add new content on YouTube on a weekly basis.

Following the launch, Stanislas Leridon, Internet and New Media Director said in a prepared statement: “We are delighted to provide selected programming from our three channels on this popular online video sharing platform. More and more viewers are going online, looking for specific content, and we really think that France 24 offers a fresh point of view on international affairs with exclusive reports, numerous debates and interviews that can be of great interest to the YouTube community and to all the web users throughout the world.”

(Source: Broadband TV News website, Cambridge, in English 11 Jun 07 via BBC Monitoring)