Charter adding TV5MONDE USA in numerous markets


Charter CommunicationsTV5MONDE USA, America’s only 24/7 French language entertainment channel, entered into a new distribution agreement with Charter Communications.  Charter has now made TV5MONDE USA HD available to its customers in Fort Worth, Los Angeles and Reno. In the coming months Charter will launch the channel in markets in Alabama, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

“Charter offers a wide array of diverse, quality content that touches many cultures and we are pleased to bring TV5MONDE USA to our customers in these communities, and more will follow,” said Allan Singer, Charter SVP/Programming.

“We look forward to a successful partnership with Charter,” said Yves Bigot, General Manager of TV5MONDE.  “Our agreement allows us to bring TV5MONDE USA’s breadth and depth of original programming, current and classic movies, news and sports to new audiences across America who are interested in experiencing French language content and culture.”

Notable programming airing during July:

•   Shanghai Blues, Nouveau Monde – In this film Rémy (Clément Sibony) has virtually no choice: exile to Shanghai or get laid off. To convince his girlfriend (Élodie Navarre) to leave, Rémy leads her to believe that the move will bring them both incredible career success. She finally agrees and the couple sets off on a Shanghai adventure, only to realize that the journey is beyond what they could have imagined or prepared for.

•  Tour de France (daily coverage through July 27) – Don’t miss a minute of the athletic endurance event of the year that takes in some of the most beautiful and challenging countryside of Europe. The 101st Tour de France kicks off July 5 in Leeds, England. Let TV5MONDE USA keep you up to date as the athletes vie for the prized yellow jersey on the ride of their lives.

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.