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TV5MONDE (formerly known as TV5) is a global television network, broadcasting several channels of French language programming. It is an approved participant member of ebumarker


TV5 started in January 1984, and was under the management of Serge Adda until November 2004; the new director, named on April 6, 2005 is Jean-Jacques Aillagon, former French Minister for Culture and Communication. The present Director-General is Marie-Christine Saragosse.

In 2006, TV5 underwent a major overhaul including re-branding as 'TV5MONDE' to stress its focus as a global network ("monde" is French for "world"). Also part of the changes are a new schedule and new program line-up. Since 2001, 'TV5 Monde' is part of the channel's corporate name. Its Canadian operations are still branded "TV5", however.

TV5MONDE is the second most available global television network available around the world ahead of CNN and after MTV.


Most of its content is taken from mainstream networks in the French-speaking world, notably France Télévisionsmarker from Francemarker, RTBF from Belgiummarker, TSR from Switzerlandmarker, and the SRC and TVA networks in Canadamarker. In addition to international news, TV5MONDE broadcasts Ligue 1, movies and music magazines. The number "5" in the name is the number of founding networks.(TFI, France 2, France 3, RTBF and TSR)


As of 2006, eight editions are being transmitted:

(*) TV5 Québec Canada is produced in Montrealmarker, the other seven channels from Parismarker under the name TV5MONDE.


Image:TV5 1988 logo.jpg|TV5 Europe logo, 1984-1989
(used in Canada 1988-1995).
Image:Tv5europe.jpg|TV5 Europe logo, 1989-1995.Image:TV5 (logo).svg|TV5 logo, 1995‚Äď2006. Logo is still in use by TV5 Qu√©bec Canada.Image:TV5MONDE.svg|TV5MONDE logo since 2006-present.

Network availability


TV5MONDE FBS and TV5MONDE Europe are Free-To-Air.

North America

  • In the United States, TV5MONDE is one of several foreign-language premium channels offered by International Networks.
  • TV5 Qu√©bec Canada is a French Canadian version of TV5MONDE. It offers largely the same programming schedule, with the exception that programming from Radio-Canada, which is already available across Canada, is replaced with content from the provincial educational networks T√©l√©-Qu√©becmarker and TFO. As with TV5MONDE, TV5 Qu√©bec Canada is also a cooperative effort, though involving French-Canadian networks and producers.
  • In Mexico and Latin America, is shown on satellite service SKY Latin America on Channel 277.


Asia, Australia and New Zealand

It is free to air from the AsiaSat 3S satellite, covering most of Asia and Australasia. Triangle TV in Auckland and Wellington rebroadcasts some news programmes. In Singapore, StarHub TV service broadcasts it on Channel 44 for its digital service customers.In India, Zee Network provides this channel for its DishTV DTH services subscribers. The channel is also available in Japan on the World On-Demand platform.

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