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FranceChannel.tv, fully French streaming platform finally available in the US
Member news | September 02, 2021
Inspired by Britbox, an SVoD service dedicated to British content, French streaming service called France Channel is now officially launched for a price of $ 7.99/month or $ 79.99/year promising the best and biggest library of French entertainment in the US. You can easily find it on www.francechannel.tv. France Channel is 100% dedicated to French culture and creation, calling itself first “Culturtainment” platform, to attract all American Francophiles, French learners and French living abroad to simply enjoy the best of what France has to offer. It brings together the largest diversified range of French programs, with the biggest selection of movies, series, documentaries and magazines, live shows, cartoons for kids and live, online broadcasting of France 24 international news channels, both in French and English.
Created by FACC-NY Member Julien Verley, ex. Canal+ and France Television executive, this new platform intends to promote France and French audiovisual creation around the world.
In order to distinguish itself from traditional streaming services, the platform relies on the biggest library of French cinema, with a very wide range of movies, from “César et Rosalie”, with Yves Montant to “Rien à déclarer”, from Dany Boon, but also including “Contre Enquête”, with the famous actor of “The Artist”, Jean Dujardin, or “Arsène Lupin” by Jean- Paul Salomé with Romain Duris, proposed, as a nod to the Netflix phenomenon series.
"We are counting on the seductive power of amazing French cinema with a very large catalog of 350 to 400 movies." says Julien Verley. For the first time in the US, France Channel will also offer to the American public “daily soap” French series which achieved a great success in France.
To make its catalog attractive to all Americans, not only movie buffs, France Channel has additionally included on the platform an extensive library of video content allowing to fully discover French culture, in the areas like gastronomy, tourism, history, luxury, lifestyle and art de vivre with flagship programs e.g. “Secrets d’Histoire”, “des Racines et des Ailes” or “Échappées Belles”.
New content will be added every week to enrich the offer. For instance, in September, France Channel will add such great tiles like “Le Dîner de Cons”, by the master of the French humor, Francis Weber, or “Chocolat”, with Omar Sy.
“Apart from Spanish, French is the most widely learned language in the United States,” continues Julien Verley. Thus France Channel will also be positioned as a unique tool for learning the French language with a selection of programs available with subtitles in both English and French.
Julien Verley is optimistic about the platform's success: "We believe that the “Culturetainment” proposition is particularly promising, because it lands in a completely virgin territory and it matches all areas of interest in France and its culture."
France Channel is available on the web, thru Apple and Android mobile apps, as well as on Roku store. Soon, it will also be accessible thru Struum, a new platform launched by the former CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner.
Make sure to visit www.francechannel.tv to begin a free 7 day trial (Promo code: MERCISF10) and enjoy this first fully French international streaming offer!