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Television in France was introduced in 1931, making the country one of the first countries in the world to broadcast television programmes. IT ws called RTF and then ORTF.

The following is a list of television services that operate, or have once operated, in France.

Contents

National analogue broadcast channels

  1. TF1 (Télévision Française 1) - Privatised during 1987. Formerly RTF (Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) and ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française).
  2. France 2 - State owned. Formerly La Deuxième Chaîne and A2 (Antenne 2).
  3. France 3 - State owned. Formerly Couleur 3 and FR3 (France Régions 3)
  4. Canal+ - Private. Subscription network, some programs without encryption.
  5. Fifth channel:
    • France 5 - State owned. Formerly La Cinquième (Analogue broadcast from 3am to 7pm).
    • Arte - Franco-German cultural network (analogue broadcast from 7pm to 3am). Replaced former La Cinq and La Sept.
  6. M6 (Métropole 6) - Commercial network.

Local analogue broadcast channels

  • Canal15 - public network (received in Vendée department, especially in La Roche-sur-Yon)
  • Nantes 7 - Share its programming with Télénantes - Commercial network (received in Loire-Atlantique department)
  • TV8 Mont Blanc - Commercial network (received in Savoie/Haute-Savoie -SE France- and part of french-speaking Switzerland)
  • Télé Monte Carlo - Commercial network (received in SE France)
  • Radio Tele Luxembourg - Commercial channel (received in NE France)
  • La Une - Belgian network (received in NE France)
  • La Deux - Belgian network (received in NE France)
  • La Trois - Belgian Network (received in NE France)
  • TV7 Bordeaux - Commercial network (received in Gironde department)
  • TLT Toulouse - Commercial network (received in Haute-Garonne department)
  • TLM (Télé Lyon Métropole) - Commercial network (received in metropolitan area of Lyon)
  • Clermont 1ère - Commercial network (received in the central mountain chain, around Clermont-Ferrand)
  • LCM (La Chaîne Marseille) - Commercial network (received in Bouches-du-Rhône department)
  • Télé Grenoble - Commercial network (received in Isère department, especially in Grenoble)
  • TV Vendée - Public network (received in Vendée department)

Digital terrestrial television or TNT (=DVB-T) channels

  • 1.TF1 (Télévision Française 1) - Privatised during 1987. Formerly RTF (Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française) and ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française).
  • 2.France 2 - State owned. Formerly Chaîne 2 and A2 (Antenne 2).
  • 3.France 3 - State owned. Formerly Couleur 3 and FR3 (France Régions 3)
  • 4.Canal+ - Private. Subscription network, some programs without encryption.
  • 5.France 5 - State owned. Formerly La Cinquième (Analogue broadcast from 4am to 7pm).
  • 6.M6 (Métropole 6) - Commercial network.
  • 7.Arte - 24/24h, culture
  • 8.Direct 8 - In live 18hrs a day, Bolloré network
  • 9.W9 - commercial music station (owned by Métropole Télévision)
  • 10.TMC - Monaco-based commercial station
  • 11.NT1 - commercial station
  • 12.NRJ 12 - commercial music station, NRJ network
  • 13.La Chaîne parlementaire / Public Sénat - owned by France Télévisions
  • 14.France 4 - Arts, music, sports channel, owned by France Télévisions
  • 15.BFM TV - commercial news and finance station
  • 16.I-Télé - commercial news station from Canal+ Network
  • 17.Virgin 17 - commercial music station
  • 18.Gulli - commercial and public youth station

Cable and satellite

Music

News

  • BFM TV - commercial news station
  • France 24 - International news channel
  • LCI - Commercial news channel

Sports

Other channels

Localised versions of transnational TV channels

Defunct Channels

  • La Cinq - Defunct Commercial network
  • La Sept - Defunct Commercial network (part time)
  • Canal Jimmy - Defunct Children's network (part time)


See also




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