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TF1 French Television - London Bureau

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Pressbox (Press Release) - TF1 (Television France 1) delivers the latest breaking news and information on the days top stories, weather, business, entertainment, politics, and much more.

TF1 is the leading broadcaster in France and Europe. It�s Eight O�clock evening news attracts on average 9 million viewers a day.

News is the main engine of TF1 and therefore contributes to the channel's identity. Thanks to its offices around the world, its editorial staff of over 400 journalists and its know-how in news processing, TF1 always stays close to the news as it breaks. This strength is clearly reflected in its audience viewing figures.

Over and above its core channel activities, TF1 has developed as a content provider and directly owns all or part of 10 themed channels. These have became key features of of the cable and satellite networks offered in France and Europe.

TF1 London Bureau

TF1 London is the largest TF1 bureau and production centre outside of France. Its broadcasts are made up of early morning news programming featuring the live rolling news and business programmes for LCI, and all types of news stories, feature and current affaires for TF1�s two main news hours.

TF1�s UK office is a state of the art, purpose-built studio located in a central London. This brand new bureau opened in December 2005 and represents TF1's commitment to its international operations, particularly in the United Kingdom.


TF1 broadcasted 98 of the top 100 programmes in France in 2006. It is rated as France's leading general-interest channel, with a 32.3% market share in 2005. TF1 is also an integrated media group which has developed a diverse portfolio of activities within high-growth markets in addition to its news core.

Since its privatisation in 1987 when Bouygues acquired a stake in its capital, the TF1 group has created new high-added value business lines, based on its activity as a programme producer and broadcaster.

Today, TF1's activities cover the entire audiovisual sector: upstream, in audiovisual and cinema production, the acquisition and sale of audiovisual rights, and theatrical distribution; and downstream, in the publishing and distribution of DVDs and audio CDs.

In addition, TF1 has created a wide range of spin-off products, including phone-based services, board games, web content and sites. Backed by the development of online services, TF1 has become a multimedia content provider via its subsidiary e-TF1, which produces, develops and publishes interactive content and services for fixed and mobile internet networks.

TF1, is also France's leading free-to-air TV channel, and is also developing its pay-TV business through digital service TPS, in which it has a 66% stake.

LCI (24/7 News Channel)

LCI (La Cha�ne Info), France's leading 24/7 news channel was launched in June 1994 and being fully owned by TF1 offers news bulletins every half-hour, as well as debates, magazine programmes and numerous special editions with live coverage of major events. In 2005, LCI had 5.4 million subscriber households. LCI has also extended its international reach: it is now broadcast in Italy and has been on air in Sub-Saharan Africa since February 2005.

TF1.fr is the 24-hour operation of TF1 and LCI News and produces text news stories, audio and video and interactive components while covering breaking news and reporting original features. Web site team also work in addition with TV news correspondents and reporters to produce network content for the web site. Departments within TF1.fr are composed of Editorial (national and international news, business, science & technology and entertainment sections), Graphics, Broadband Video, Photo & Graphics and Technical Production.

Bureau Chief : Mrs. Catherine Jentile

News Correspondent : Mr. Nicolas Bellet

News Producer : Mr. Ga�tan Lecointe

Submitted by:Mrs. V�ronique Paties
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