France 24 in English now available on Openview in South Africa | Satellite | News | Rapid TV News
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In a further expansion of the French international news channel in the continent, France 24 has reached an agreement for free-to-air broadcast of its English-language channel on South Africa’s leading free-to-air satellite TV service platform Openview.
OpenView 14Aug2020
The country’s first platform of its kind offers family entertainment along with local and international shows, Openview claims 100% coverage of South Africa. France 24 will be broadcast in English to over two million households, alongside 18 TV and radio channels available via the Openview bouquet.

With a team of journalists of more than 35 nationalities and a network of correspondents across the world, France 24 is designed to give its audiences a global outlook on international current affairs through hourly news bulletins. It also offers shows about culture, economy, technology and sport.

France 24 sees its expanding distribution in South Africa as marking an important milestone for its English-language offer which is already distributed terrestrially on an FTA basis in Kenya, Rwanda, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi and the Seychelles. In July 2019, a study conducted by Kantar-TNS found that every week more than 2.5 million individuals in Kenya and Ghana, representing 14% of the urban population, watched France 24.