France 24 is a news channel that broadcasts from France, and is in the French language. It was launched in December 2006 with support from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Today it is distributed to more than 170 countries across five continents. Based in Paris, and boasting over 400 journalists that represent 35 nationalities, this free Hot Bird channel produces and broadcasts its own current news 24 hours a day, every day of the week. There are also hundreds of news correspondents that enable France 24 to report on the latest news from around the world. The programme content is primarily about international affairs. This TV channel also features French weather forecasts. News correspondents and special envoys are located at or near to events being covered in order to provide exclusive up to the minute first hand reports. France 24 provides a public service to the world through its non-stop TV news programmes, which help viewers to learn about what’s going on in the world, changes, and unique events. With 19 satellites carrying France 24’s signal, over 70 million households receive the channel. This Hot Bird satellite TV channel presents continuous news from countries in Europe and Arabia from a French humanist perspective. Thought-provoking international and local news is presented through press releases, debates, and regional rooms. In addition, France 24 produce weekly and monthly broadcasts that cover environmental, cultural, sports, and business news.