Téléfrance gets UK debut1 December 2014
Globecast’s French television package, Téléfrance, has launched in the UK. The package is now available via a range of pay TV platforms, including Now TV box, Roku Box, iOS/Android mobile devices and Samsung Smart TV.
The Téléfrance package was launched on Beaujolais Nouveau day, 20 November, at the London French Institute. It includes 11 major French TV channels, giving the UK’s French-speaking community access to the most popular French television content.
“More than 400,000 French expatriates live in the UK and London has one of the highest concentrations of French residents in the world. This means demand for French content is huge, and this doesn’t even take into account French speakers from Africa, Belgium and Switzerland,” said Didier Mainard, VP sales, Globecast. “We’re very excited to be entrusted with delivering their favourite content, bringing the very best of what French TV has to offer to the UK and look forward to enriching the Téléfrance package with more channels and across more platforms in the months ahead.”
Viewers can now access a wide variety of content genres, covering arts, culture, health and wellbeing, news, general entertainment and cinema d’auteur, across a choice of devices. The service draws from channels such France 24, TV5 Monde, Eurochannel, MyZen TV, The Museum channel, RFM TV & MCM Top (Lagardère Active) and Montagne TV. Additional channels will be added to the Téléfrance offering in the coming months.