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RE: French TV - News Discussion - excel99 - 19-05-2024

I do find France24 can be useful for a quick no-nonsense world news update. Basic, but informative. They may come at coverage from a French perspective, but for a lot of stories that doesn't make much difference in reality compared to say the BBC. And coming at things from a French perspective does mean more extensive coverage of Africa compared to 'Anglosphere media'


RE: French TV - News Discussion - London Lite - 19-05-2024

I noticed France 24 English's Cannes coverage has been stripped down. Arts24 has been a presenter in the studio with Eve Jackson DTL reporting.

When Arts24 was Encore, they'd do a full package of interviews and segways from Cannes.

Franceinfo on the other hand have done coverage from the red carpet replacing Patricia Losion's show and live updates during the morning show.


RE: French TV - News Discussion - matthieu1221 - 20-05-2024

(19-05-2024, 12:30 PM)excel99 Wrote:  I do find France24 can be useful for a quick no-nonsense world news update. Basic, but informative. They may come at coverage from a French perspective, but for a lot of stories that doesn't make much difference in reality compared to say the BBC. And coming at things from a French perspective does mean more extensive coverage of Africa compared to 'Anglosphere media'

It's also one of the few places where one can catch a weekend bulletin at half past thanks to their bulletins being 15 mins long and repeated at the half hour (or at least they used to be before the revamp, ever since it's been a little unclear).

(19-05-2024, 07:40 AM)Independent Wrote:  The topic of France 24's French Connections this week was the French government wants to merge its domestic and global public TV and radio stations into a "French BBC". Makes sense to unify them under one brand.
France 24's annual budget of 300 million euros (between four channels I believe) is apparent. They're slow at breaking news and often repeat news bulletins (less repeats since the revamp earlier this year) and their "producer-reporters" for a lack of a better term often produce packages for two different stories. The voice-overs for translations are done by this same small group of journalists. For some reason they don't have their on-the-scene correspondents produce packages. They do live shots but no packages.
I wonder what they would be like if they got a budget comparable to the BBC.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBCIYlyl1b8 

I have very little hope for anything with direct political involvement. Just this week, as part of these plans, one of Macron's party's deputies tasked with doing a few media rounds about it said that under this plan, the government would commit to expanding the channel's reach, like establishing a bureau in Beirut. France24's staff were quick to reply to a Tweet of the interview explaining that they already had a bureau in Beirut... and that has been the case since the channel was founded.


RE: French TV - News Discussion - London Lite - 23-05-2024

Franceinfo has been pre-recorded since 1830 local time this evening.

The Cannes special ended abruptly, followed by Macron's speech from New Caledonia and then a pre-recorded loop of out of vision news, Vrai au Faux, Olympic interviews, Le Grand Débat and filler from TV5MONDE.


RE: French TV - News Discussion - Steve in Pudsey - 23-05-2024

Due to a strike protesting reforms to public broadcasting, apparently.

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/economie/greve/en-raison-d-un-mouvement-de-greve-a-l-appel-des-intersyndicales-de-france-televisions-et-radio-france-contre-la-reforme-de-l-audiovisuel-public-le-fonctionnement-du-site-franceinfo-fr-est-perturbe-ce-jeudi-nous-vous-prions-de-nous-en-excuser_6559322.html 


RE: French TV - News Discussion - Independent - 24-05-2024

Are they concerned there will be job cuts and/or staff having to reapply if the merger occurs? Or is it something else?


RE: French TV - News Discussion - matthieu1221 - 24-05-2024

(24-05-2024, 03:07 AM)Independent Wrote:  Are they concerned there will be job cuts and/or staff having to reapply if the merger occurs? Or is it something else?

I think they are more concerned about the underlying principles of the reform. France 24 staff are also on strike now starting with yesterday’s last journal de la nuit being repeated until mid morning yesterday. It’s unlikely that the journalists and technical support staff would be affected by any job losses under the proposed reform as France 24 doesn’t look likely to disappear (Le Quai d’Orsay -- the Ministry for Foreign Affairs has apparently been fighting to keep it intact so have their backs) and I don’t see how jobs can be cut as there is already a lot of pooling of reporting from France 2 and franceinfo for instance. RFI is also disrupted by strikes.

https://twitter.com/france24_fr/status/1793563779499758069?s=46&t=S5QiWQObKVQvobhuXqqvCg 


RE: French TV - News Discussion - London Lite - 24-05-2024

Industrial action on Franceinfo has seen only two live bulletins so far today. From 0630-0830 and a lunchtime bulletin at noon.


RE: French TV - News Discussion - London Lite - 27-05-2024

Bar an otherwise normal schedule on Franceinfo, Planéte info was replaced by a 30 minute Le fil info bulletin at 2200 CET, then looped at 2230.


RE: French TV - News Discussion - matthieu1221 - 28-05-2024

Eric Brunet is returning to BFMTV from August to take over the 20/22 weekday slot. It means that at 22h he'll be handing off to his former co-host Julie Hammett (if nothing changes on that end) who he currently competes against head to head.
https://twitter.com/fogielmarco/status/1795336836124156329?s=61&t=hnJBjIK2VkdxSNTYL8waWw 

And replacing him on LCI where he currently hosts the 22/00 weekday slot will be Darius Rochebin who presents the same timeslot on weekends. He'll be doing Sunday-Thursday oddly enough (so chances are he might end up retaining his mega 18/00 Sunday slot though the puremedias article doesn't delve into that minutiae?).
https://www.ozap.com/actu/darius-rochebin-prend-les-commandes-du-22h-minuit-de-lci-apres-le-depart-d-eric-brunet-pour-bfmtv/644149 

Brunet is a success for LCI, but what part of it is due to the frankly interesting international/foreign affairs coverage and what part of it is due to him being the host? The 20/22 is notably head on against Pascal Praud on CNEWS for the first hour and everything that BFMTV have tried from September 2020 onwards with Natacha Polony, then Ruquier with reversions to a more 'regular' presenter in the interim haven't been much of a success.