FilmOn’s CEO, Alki David, has announced that his company has delivered yet another “killer blow” to its rivals with another landmark deal. This new deal includes delivering programming from the highly-respected France 24 news channel of Paris.

With this deal, FilmOn users will be able to watch France 24’s coverage of news and current affairs on PCs and smartphones. The news coverage will be delivered on multiple streams and in several languages.

This deal continues to grow FilmOn’s stable of global news coverage, which includes news from BBC News, Russia Today, Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other live casts ad vod-casts.

“We are delighted to welcome France 24 to the growing stable of national broadcasters who are choosing to make their content available via,” said David. “This deal follows similar agreements with TVE of Spain and Deutsche Welle of Germany and it leaves us poised in a strong position to achieve our goal of conquering multiple territories around the globe. This is yet another killer blow that will leave rival services struggling to keep pace with our innovative approach of offering offering major broadcasters an opportunity to connect with audiences via the internet, whilst generating income through freemium online advertising and premium subscription packages.”

The announcement of this deal comes ahead of the MIPCOM TV market in Cannes, where’s Senior Vice President in Programming Gary Shoefield will be negotiating even more content-sharing deals. “Gary Shoefield’s role is to start negotiations with as many channels as possible with a view to adding at least five major national broadcasters by the end of the year,” said David.

FilmOn boasts 500 live channels and 45,000 Video On Demand titles as well as a highly successful affiliate scheme and white label service.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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