New head of France 24 English has been based in Washington since 2008.

Posted: 09 Sep 2013   Print   Send a link
Rapid TV News, 9 Sept 2013, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly: "Françoise Champey-Huston has been appointed deputy director of France 24 in charge of its English service. Since 2008, Champey-Huston has run the production company she founded, Pomm Productions, which is based in Washington. She formerly worked for Reuters, Antenna 2, Arte, France 5, France 3 and Discovery Network. Between 2007 and 2009, she also took on the role as editor in chief at Al Jazeera English for North and Latin America. Champey-Huston will work with Robert Parsons who becomes the editor in chief of France 24's English service."

Rapid TV News, 29 Aug 2013, Pascale Paoli-Lebailly: "France 24 has extended its outreach in the US, after inking a distribution deal with digital terrestrial network WYBN in New York State. The English version of the French international news channel is now accessible to 550,000 homes in the area of Albany on channel 14.8. With the agreement, France 24 also joins the basic offer of regional cable operator Mid Hudson Cable. France 24 has also strengthened its satellite capacity across the whole American continent. The English version is now available on Intelsat-21, covering both North and South America. The new deal will allow South American operators to carry the English version in addition to the channel's French version, which was already available on the satellite."

France 24 is an entity of France Médias Monde, the former Audiovisuel extérieur de la France (AEF).