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TV5MONDE, Dish to Launch French Channel in U.S.
Global digital French-language network TV5MONDE has reached an agreement with Dish Network LLC to launch the first ever French-language channel devoted to children’s programming in the U.S. The channel, called Tivi5MONDE, launched yesterday across the country and will be offered to Dish subscribers as part of its French package, includes TV5MONDE USA—a 24/7 French entertainment channel. The package is available for $19.99 per month.
Tivi5MONDE will offer programs including animation, education and dramatic series targeting tweens and young teens, with an overall target demo of 4-14 for the channel. Some toon highlights of the programming line-up include Les Dalton (78 x 7), Galactik Football (78 x 26), Marsupilami – Houba Houba Hop! (52 x 26) and Chasseurs de Dragons (Dragon Hunters, 52 x 26).
Remarked Marie-Christine Saragosse, general manager of TV5MONDE, “We are very pleased to launch this new channel with our long-time partners at DISH Network and to expand the TV5MONDE brand in the U.S. We anticipate Tivi5MONDE driving interest among young American Francophones and Francophiles while further promoting French-culture and language in the states.”