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France 24 upgrades UK distribution

The Paris-based news channel has upgraded its distribution across UK digital TV platforms this week.

On Sky, Freesat and Virgin Media, the English language service from France has gone live in HD, following several weeks of test transmissions.

The satellite version is free-to-air.

France 24 broadcasts news bulletins with the latest global news, live from its studios in Paris, plus extended reports and factual feature programming.

Additionally, on Freesat, viewers can now access France 24's on-demand service via the on-demand menu. The app allows users to catch-up on France 24 programmes and see the news from across France 24's language services: English, French, Spanish and Arabic. 

  • France 24 is available on Sky 512/873. (SD/HD)
  • On Virgin Media UK, it's carried in HD channel 624.
  • On Freesat, watch the HD channel on 205.