France 24 to join CNN and BBCWorld
The french government has announced it is launching a 24hour news channel as a foil to the cultural invasion of CNN and BBCWorld which in their eyes produces an Anglo-Saxon vision of events.
The Anglo-Saxon offer is derided by the French as Le Rosbif TV. In a curious irony the french channel will be in English!
The offering will apparently be a showcase for french values. The three principal "French values" that will be expressed by France 24 are an insistence that the world is culturally "diverse"; a love of argument and debate; and programmes reflecting the French art de vivre.
As a committed francophile I look forward to it. I guess we'll see it here on UK-TV!