Printer Friendly

EURONEWS: EUROPE'S FIRST MULTILINGUAL SATELLITE TV NEWS CHANNEL

 LYON, France, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On Jan. 1 1993, Europe's first multilingual satellite TV news channel, Euronews, will begin broadcasting from Lyons in France. Simultaneously transmitting in five languages across the whole of Europe, the new channel is expected to reach an audience of up to 35 million households at its launch via satellite, cable and terrestrial distribution, rising to 40 million by the end of the year.
 Using existing news and magazine footage from all European Broadcasting Union (EBU) members - including RAI in Italy, FR2 and FR3 in France, the BBC in Britain, RTVE in Spain and ARD and ZDF in Germany - Euronews will be a picture channel adding its own graphics and commentary in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian, with Arabic to be included later. The new channel will begin broadcasting a 20 hour schedule from January, increasing to 24 hours in April 1993.
 A joint venture between 11 EBU members comprising RTBF in Belgium, CyBC in Cyprus, ERTU in Egypt, YLE in Finland, FR2 and FR3 in France, ERT in Greece, RAI in Italy, TMC in Monaco, RTP in Portugal and RTVE in Spain, Euronews will be transmitted throughout Europe via satellite, cable systems and terrestrial re-broadcast.
 With a target audience consisting principally of decision makers and viewers in the higher income brackets, Euronews will broadcast continuously updated news, weather and travel bulletins plus a range of youth, lifestyle and current affairs magazine programs. These will cover subjects ranging from business to culture and from science to entertainment.
 Euronews will offer an alternative European perspective to American and national interpretations of world and local events. The new channel, which will help Europe appreciate the extent of its own heritage and diversity, will also supply a continuous window on the process of European Unification.
 Commenting on the launch of Euronews, Massimo Fichera, president director-general of the channel said, "Europeans will finally be able to enjoy coverage of world and local affairs from a truly European point of view in their own language. Programs will be produced by Europeans for Europeans and will be completely free from individual countries' political interests and influences."
 -0- 12/16/92
 /CONTACT: Kay Wallace of Euronews, 33 72 18 80 00 (in France); or Jonathan Miller or Liz Heyburn of Shandwick Communications, 44 71 835 1001 (in London), for Euronews/


CO: Euronews ST: IN: ENT SU: PDT

AH -- NY016 -- 0336 12/29/92 12:39 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Dec 29, 1992
Words:404
Previous Article:BENNETT ELECTED PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF ACME METALS INCORPORATED; DYKE NAMED PRESIDENT OF ACME PACKAGING CORP. SUBSIDIARY
Next Article:DICKSTEIN & CO. TO COMMENCE LAWSUIT AGAINST OLYMPIA & YORK
Topics:


Related Articles
METROMEDIA INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS BRINGS DISCOVERY AND TRAVEL CHANNELS TO VIEWERS IN EASTERN EUROPE
Multilingual sat broadcast to overrule political wills.
NEWS DATACOM EXTENDS LEAD IN DIGITAL CABLE TV MARKET BY WINNING FOXTEL DEAL
UNITED VIDEO SATELLITE GROUP AND NEWS CORPORATION FORM TV GUIDE PREVUE NETWORKS
PRIMESTAR Signs On MSNBC and CNBC
MULTICHOICE SELECTS EUTELSAT FOR NEW DIGITAL TV BROADCASTING AND INTERNET SERVICES IN AFRICA.
MultiChoice Selects EUTELSAT for New Digital TV Broadcasting And Internet Services in Africa.
Channels for Asian audience.
EMPIRE BUILDER; MURDOCH SET TO BUY INTO PRIMESTAR SATELLITE, CABLE FAMILY CHANNEL.
Al-Jazeera gaining ground over CNN in the Middle East. (Middle East).

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters