Monaco joins TV5 Monde family

Monaco’s application to join the French-language TV5 Monde television network has been approved by the Swiss, paving the way for the public broadcasting service.
The Swiss Federal Council gave the green light to Monaco’s application to become part of the TV5 Monde family on Wednesday along with fellow partners France, Belgium and Canada.
The Federal Council has asked the Swiss Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications to sign the updated TV5 Monde charter on the country’s behalf, as well as to sign an agreement on the terms and conditions to integrate the Principality into the French-language TV network’s family.
This puts Monaco one step closer to officially having a public broadcasting service, and confirmation will be complete once all the member states sign the new charter and agreement.
TV5 Monde was created on 2nd January 1984 by former French Minister of Foreign Affairs Claude Cheysson and TV5 President Serge Adda from for public television channels: TF1, Antennae 2 and FR3 from France, the Swiss Television Suisse Romande and Belgium’s RTBF. The “5” channels are the basis for the name TV5.
Though TV5 Monde is primarily francophone, there is a certain amount of English subtitled programming, and eight feeds are transmitted in total. There are the core country feeds, with additional ones being transmitted to the rest of Europe, Africa, Maghreb in the Middle East, Oceania and the Asian Pacific, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Quebec in Canada.
It is anticipated that Monaco’s channel, called Monte-Carlo Riviera, will be ready to contribute from the second half of 2022.
TV5 Monde is transmitted to 353 million households worldwide.
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