France Télévisions

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The headquarters of France TV
France TV booth at a book fair

France Télévisions is the French public television broadcaster , based in Paris and wholly owned by the French Republic . The radio counterpart is Radio France .


France Télévisions was founded on September 7, 1992 by Hervé Bourges from the two public broadcasters, Antenne 2 (later France 2 ) and FR3 (later France 3 ). France 2 is one of the two main French programs alongside TF1, which was formerly also under public law but has been privatized since 1987 . France 3 is a republic-wide broadcast full program, which is characterized above all by regional and local breakdowns in the context of the lunch and evening information routes (the former name FR 3 stood for France Régions 3 ), and for France takes on the role of the German third programs or . of the Italian Rai 3 .

France 5 (formerly La Cinquième ) has been part of France Télévisions as the third broadcaster since August 2, 2000 . With the channels RFO (since July 9, 2004), France Ô (formerly RFO Sat , since February 25, 2005) and France 4 (formerly Festival , since March 31, 2005), the number of channels was increased in 2004 and 2005.

While parliamentary debates and accompanying information in Germany are also broadcast by public service broadcasters, especially Phoenix , this part of the reporting in France is not provided by France Télévisions; in the form of La Chaîne parlementaire, there is a special-interest channel that the Houses of Parliament are responsible for.

In 2018 it was announced that France Télévisions was participating in the European Alliance co-production group together with the German broadcaster ZDF and the Italian broadcaster Rai .


France Télévisions is also a shareholder in the French special interest channels Gulli , Ma Planète, Planète Thalassa and Mezzo. It also has shares in ARTE France (the French co-partner of the Franco-German cultural broadcaster arte ) , the European news broadcaster euronews , the international francophone cultural broadcaster TV5 Monde (comparable to 3sat ) and France24 , the francophone news broadcaster (comparable to Deutsche Welle TV ).

In 2005 the company had more than 10,000 employees, and its stations had a market share of 40 percent. France Télévisions is a member of the European Broadcasting Union . In 2008, according to the media, the establishment had a turnover of 2.75 billion euros. Rémy Pflimlin has been the artistic director since August 22, 2010.

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Web links

Commons : France Télévisions  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ZDF concludes coproduction alliance with France Télévisions and RAI , accessed on October 22, 2019.