BBC World News now available for all SFR neufbox TV subscribers across France

This is a major step forward for BBC World News, making us available to an even bigger French audience."Colin Lawrence, Commercial Director
Date: 24.01.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.53
Category: BBC World News
Today the BBC announces an extension of its deal with SFR across its satellite, DSL and Fibre offers. The award-winning international news and information channel is now available on SFR satellite neufbox TV offer (channel 221).

Formerly included in the package le Bouquet Sélection, BBC World News became available last month on SFR’s neufbox and neufbox Evolution offers on ADSL and Fibre on channel 259.

Following these deals, BBC World News 24/7 distribution will reach more than 16 million homes across France.

Colin Lawrence, Commercial Director, BBC World News, says: "This is a major step forward for BBC World News, making us available to an even bigger French audience. We know French viewers value our intelligent, high-quality international news and we're delighted to welcome SFR neufbox TV subscribers to the BBC World News channel.

"We will aim to bring viewers the best of BBC journalism, providing trusted information and in-depth global analysis. This is such an important year for international news, with pivotal stories such as the global economic crisis, US and French elections and the Arab Uprising and BBC World News will bring SFR subscribers to the heart of these critical international stories."

The BBC has rich heritage in international news broadcasting, and today BBC World News broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week and has access to around 2,000 journalists and 70 bureaux throughout the world. The channel, which is available in 300 million homes globally, broadcasts award-winning news, interviews, documentaries and lifestyle programmes, including World News Today, the European evening-peak news programme, presented by Zeinab Badawi and broadcast weekdays at 2000hrs (CET).

For further information on how to receive BBC World News, download schedules or find out more about the channel, visit bbc.com/tvschedule.

For more information contact:

Alissa Rooney, BBC World News, +44 (0) 7872413112, Alissa.rooney@bbc.co.uk