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FRANCE 24 joins the mio TV family

Singapore, 15 February 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced that round the clock international news channel FRANCE 24 will be available on mio TV starting today.

 

The international news channel will offer programmes in two languages on mio TV in English (Channel 41) and French (Channel 40). FRANCE 24 offers a French perspective on world news and provides key background information as well as analytical elements to offer viewers a clearer context and help them better understand the international developments taking place.

 

“We have always aimed to bring even more quality programming to mio TV and with FRANCE 24, we are excited to expand our portfolio to cater to both local as well as expat audiences,” said Mr Goh Seow Eng, Chief, Digital Home, Singtel. “France 24 is the first French news channel in Singapore and we are pleased to introduce it to our customers.”



“Singapore is an essential economic hub and our agreement with Singtel, a leading telecommunications operator in Asia, is extremely strategic. By proposing our English version as a basic offer and the French version “a la carte”, we now offer easy access to FRANCE 24 to all English speakers and French expatriates in Singapore.” said Mr Frank Melloul, Head of Strategy and Development of the Audiovisuel Exterieur de la France. 

 

FRANCE 24 brings you the news live non-stop with a news bulletin every 30 minutes, analysis of the economy, daily business bulletins with a look at the stock markets and a variety of cultural programmes that explore the latest trends and the French ‘art de vivre’. FRANCE 24 also puts special reports from the four corners of the world at the forefront of its schedule through daily debates and thematic magazines with focus on different parts of the world.

 

How to Subscribe


FRANCE 24 (English) Channel will be made available as part of the Family Channels on mio TV from 15 February. FRANCE 24 (French) Channel will be made available on an a la carte basis at $9.90 per month.

 

For more information, please visit www.singtel.com/mioTV

 

Current mio TV subscribers can subscribe to both channels of FRANCE 24 directly by using the mio TV on-screen interface or by contacting the Singtel Hotline at 1610 (8am to midnight daily). For new subscribers, sign-ups for mio TV services are available at any Singtel shop or Singtel exclusive retailers.

 

About mio TV

 

mio TV is Singtel’s innovative digital pay TV service launched in July 2007. To date, the network has signed up over 350,000 customers. mio TV offers a total of 68 channels, of which 20 are on-demand channels.  Content on mio TV covers a wide range of genres as well as Singapore’s largest range of video-on-demand titles, with movies aired as early as three months after cinematic release and TV series as early as 24 hours after their US debut. mio TV was the first to launch an interactive TV service that allows viewers to access real time information and participate in opinion polls via its mio Stadium channel. Singtel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice, data, and video services over fixed, wireless, mobile and Internet platforms.

 

About FRANCE 24 (www.france24.com)

 

FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts worldwide on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website www.france24.com is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).