France 24, the French international news channel, has signed an agreement with OpenNews, a new local news channel launched on Thursday 1st November 2018 by eMedia investments, for the broadcasting of its English-speaking channel.
OpenNews is the first local news channel to be distributed on the Openview DTH satellite television platform (channel 120) to all subscribers. The channel reaches 1.4 million households across South Africa and it aims to reach another million households in the country within the next months. The channel goes beyond the borders to the neighboring countries: Zimbabwe, Namibia and some parts of Botswana.
With its 144 news bulletins a day, France 24 will bring to viewers in Southern Africa, the greatest number of newscasts every day, from a global and pan-African perspective.