TV - French Channels
A guide to accessing French channels.
Satellite - with a Sky subscription
TV5 is broadcast as part of the Style and Culture bundle on Sky channel 799. In the EPG (Electronic Programme Guide), TV5 is listed under 'International' in the other channels section. Some programmes broadcast on TV5 offer subtitles in French. Information is available on the TV5 website. To activate the subtitles, press the 'help' button and select 'subtitles on'.
The audio for Euronews on channel 508 can also be switched to French by changing the audio settings.
Satellite - without a Sky subscription
You may opt for a satellite system without a subscription to receive free-to-air TV, including all the BBC channels. On top of TV5 you may get other French channels. Packages start at around £150 plus installation as a one-off payment. Please consult your local satellite installer for details, stating you'd like to receive the French channels.
freesat offers France 24 and Euronews (channel 204).
The French equivalent of BBC/ITV Freesat is now available in France with the purchase of a TNTsat card.