She introduces herself “as an alternative in French“To American giants such as Netflix, according to the general manager of TV5Monde, Yves Bigot, citing an issue of”planetary francophone sovereignty».
TV5MONDEplus, TV5Monde’s free video-on-demand platform launched in September in several locations around the world, will be available on June 10 in the United States at five of the main distributors of the French-language channel, she announced on Tuesday.
«The cable operators, Altice, Cox, LUS, Frontier and Hotwire, will thus be able to offer their French-speaking and non-French-speaking subscribers the platform which has an interface in English and Spanish, as well as subtitling in these same languages.», Specifies TV5Monde in a press release.
Equipped with French, Swiss, Belgian, Canadian and African programs, ranging from films, series and documentaries to entertainment, including magazines and web creations, the platform was launched on September 9 all over the world except in the United States. -where his arrival was expected this year-, in China and the Netherlands, for contractual reasons. She introduces herself “as an alternative in French“To American giants such as Netflix, had explained to AFP the general manager of TV5Monde, Yves Bigot, citing an issue of”planetary francophone sovereignty».
With this video on demand offer, “TV5MONDE responds to new consumer practices” sure “different devices: televisions, smartphones, computers and tablets», Insists the press release. “This new service, which gives priority to Louisiana, the land of the French-speaking world, through Cox and LUS distributors, will be extended in the coming months to all TV5MONDE operators in the United States.», He added.
Another actor should soon land in Uncle Sam’s country on a comparable niche: in mid-March, the company France Channels announced the launch in the United States, before the summer, of a subscription streaming platform (6 , $ 99 per month), “France Channel», Intended to promote French culture.