It is jointly owned by several European and North African state broadcasting organisations, and since 2015 majority owned (53%) by Media Globe Networks led by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris who is chairman of the supervisory board.
|Launched||1 January 1993|
|Owned by||Media Globe Networks (53%)|
NBC News (25%)
European public broadcasters (22%)
|Picture format||576i (16:9 SDTV)|
|Hot Bird 13B (Europe, Americas,Middle East, North Africa)||11566 H / 29900 / 3/4 (HD) (English audio only)|
|Hot Bird 13B (Europe, Americas,Middle East, North Africa)||12597 V / 27500 / 3/4 (SD)|
|Astra 1L (Europe, North Africa)||12226 H / 27500 / 3/4 (SD) (German & French audio only)|
|Badr-4 (Middle East, North Africa)||12073 H / 27500 / 3/4 (SD)|
|Nilesat 201 (Middle East, North Africa)||12015 V / 27500 / 5/6 (SD)|
|AsiaSat 5 (Asia, Australia)||3960 H / 30000 / 5/6 (SD) (C-Band)|
|Türksat 3A (Turkey)||11096 H / 30000 / 5/6 (SD) (Turkish audio only)|
|Astra 2G (Europe)||11464 H 22000 5/6 (SD) (English audio only)|
|Thaicom 5 (Asia, Southeast Asia)||3600 H / 26667 / 3/4 (SD) (C-Band)|
|Sky UK (UK & Ireland)||Channel 508 (SD) (English)|
|G Sat (Philippines) (English audio only)||Channel 131 (SD)|
|Channel 414 (SD)|
|Channel 123 (SD)|
|Channel 901 (English) (SD)|
|Channel 521 (SD)|
|Channel 254 (SD)|
|TV Vlaanderen||Channel 53 (SD)|
|Channel 145 (POR) (SD)|
|Channel 142 (SD)|
|Galaxy 23 (North America, C band FTA)||3.781 GHz V / 29.270|
|MEO TV Alphaville* |
|Channel 200 (POR) (SD)Channel 203* (POR)|
|Channel 203 (POR) (SD)|
|Channel 334 (SD)|
|Canal||Channel 104 (SD)|
|Channel 181 (SD)|
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 203 (English)|
|Channel 103 (English)|
|Channel 172 (French)|
|RCS & RDS|
|Channel 421 (digital with DVR)|
Channel 141 (digital)
|Vodafone Kabel Deutschland|
|Channel 554 (DE), 827 (RU), 837 (FR; only upgraded networks), 848 (UK; only upgraded networks), 869 (IT), 873 (ES), 882 (POR)|
|Channel 326 (German audio only)|
|Sky/Destiny Cable (Philippines)||Channel 219 (English)|
|Channel 203 (POR)|
|Euskaltel (Basque Country, Spain)||Channel 29|
|UPC Polska||Channel 342|
|Telekom Entertain (Germany)||Channel 87 (SD)|
|Channel 831 (English) |
|World on Demand|
|English, Channel 110 |
French, Channel 111
|Macau Cable TV (Macau)||Channel 806|
|Channel 203 (POR)|
(United States, Canada)
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|TTNET (Turkey)||Channel 76|
|Max TV (Macedonia)||Channel 655|
|ZAP (Cape Verde)||Channel 8 (POR)|
|Eir TV (Ireland)||Channel 508|
In 1992, following the Persian Gulf War, during which CNN's position as the preeminent source of 24-hour news programming was cemented, the European Broadcasting Union decided to establish Euronews to present information from a European perspective. The channel's first broadcast was on 1 January 1993 from Lyon. An additional broadcast studio was set up in London in 1996. It was founded by a group of ten European public broadcasters:
In 1997, the British news broadcaster ITN purchased a 49 percent share of Euronews for £5.1 million from Alcatel-Lucent. ITN supplies the content of the channel along with the remaining shareholders, which are represented by the SOCEMIE (French: Société éditrice de la chaîne européenne multilingue d'information Euronews) consortium. Euronews SA is the operating company that produces the channel and holds the broadcasting licence. It is co-owned by the ten founders and:
In 2003, ITN sold its stake in Euronews as part of its drive to streamline operations and focus on news-gathering rather than channel management.
On 6 February 2006, Ukrainian public broadcaster Natsionalna Telekompanya Ukraïny (NTU) purchased a one percent interest in SOCEMIE.
On 27 May 2008, Spanish public broadcaster RTVE decided to leave Euronews to promote its international channel TVE Internacional. It also cited legal requirements to maintain low debt levels through careful spending as a factor influencing its decision to leave.
In February 2009, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT became a shareholder in the channel and joined its supervisory board. TRT purchased 15.70% of the channel's shares and became the fourth main partner after France Télévisions (23.93%), RAI (21.54%), and VGTRK (16.94%).
In February 2015, the channel's executive board approved a bid by Media Globe Networks, owned by Egyptian telecom magnate Naguib Sawiris, to acquire a 53% controlling stake in the media outlet. The deal raised questions over Euronews's future editorial posture and independence.
|1||English||1 January 1993|
|2||French||1 January 1993|
|3||German||1 January 1993|
|4||Italian||1 January 1993|
|5||Spanish||1 January 1993|
|8||Arabic||12 July 2008|
|9||Turkish||30 January 2010|
|10||Persian||27 October 2010|
|11||Ukrainian||24 August 2011||May 2017|
|12||Greek||18 December 2012|
|13||Hungarian||30 May 2013|
On 2 October 2012, Euronews launched Euronews Radio. The service was designed for viewers for whom "watching news is not an option" by providing a direct simulcast to the TV channel, with "No Comment" segment being replaced by music. The music of the bulletin openings is also transmitted on Euronews Radio. Weather reports are read by a female announcer.
On 20 April 2016, the French subsidiary of Euronews launched an African version of their news service called Africanews in French and English.
In November 2016, the channel's executive board was in talks with NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC News, for a "strategic partnership". NBCU would acquire 15 to 30% ownership of the Euronews network, would contribute to Euronews content, and facilitate NBC News' expanded operations in Europe. After successful negotiations with the European Commission, who feared that the partnership would result on an Americanization of Euronews, the NBCUniversal News Group finally purchased a 25% stake in Euronews in February 2017 for $30 million. NBC News president Deborah Turness was appointed to head up international operations, and incumbent Euronews CEO Michael Peters, which has led it since 2004, became CEO of the new partnership. Both report directly to NBC News chairman Andy Lack. The resulting partnership became known as Euronews NBC.
Although Sawiris and NBC News have the largest stakes in Euronews, editorial control by SOCEMIE members has been assured, with the broadcasters having seven slots in the editorial board, as opposed to Sawiris' company (which has three slots) and NBC News, which only has one, thereby reducing rumours of an Americanization of Euronews' values. Editorial control is fully handled by Euronews' teams, with NBC only focusing on planning and coordinating tasks. After the formation of the partnership, video reports from NBC News' properties began to appear frequently on the TV channel and reports from NBCNews.com began to be distributed on its digital platforms.
On 9 May 2017, Euronews split its service into 12 language-specific editions, of which nine have a linear TV channel with its own language voiceover, but now including contents, on-air graphics (except for some segments) and its lower-third news ticker in the language. The glocal strategy allows the language editorial teams to personalise the content and presentation of their channel, not only by sharing own-produced content with other languages but by producing content that is relevant to local audiences and allowing local reporters and presenters to appear on camera in all its language editions. The splitting process finished on 24 May 2017.
Alongside the major language split, satellite distribution for the German, Spanish, Portuguese and Turkish channels was discontinued, now being only available via fibre-optic IP uplink. However, the discontinuation of the German-language channel from satellite distribution generated outcry from many German satellite TV owners, resulting in the restoration of the German-language channel on the Astra 1L satellite on 25 July 2017, via an unencrypted SD feed sitting alongside the French-language channel.  Additionally, the Arabic and Persian language editions became available only on Euronews' website and apps, with the TV channels being discontinued, and the Ukrainian edition was discontinued outright, due to lack of funding from the Ukrainian government. Finally, the Euronews channel in English became known as the World edition, and distribution to premises in the American continent via fibre-optic IP uplink is set to begin later in 2018. These changes caused the elimination of 43 staff positions, mainly from the Ukrainian edition, causing major layoffs and production staff having more flexible roles.
In 2018, Euronews' English-language channel began to gradually revamp its programming schedule, with the roll-out of a new slate of presenter-led programming to complement its already existing shows, a move that was reported earlier in the year, after the success of its presenter-led special reports and weekly programming introduced in recent years. Alongside conventional rolling news shows, debate programming, talk shows and new presenter-led shows will be offered during the weekly schedule, and throughout programmes, Euronews reporters from different nationalities will be offering context on stories close to their respective home nationalities.
The roll-out began on 22 May, when Euronews debuted the first of these new shows, Good Morning Europe, a five-hour morning show which airs every weekday morning from 7 am. It was first anchored by former RT correspondent and TVB Pearl news presenter Tesa Arcilla, which anchored it on a temporary basis. Some weeks later, former France 24 presenter Belle Donati began presenting the show, alternating with Arcilla; after she moved to Brussels in September, she became the main anchor of the slot. Two months later, on 17 July, Euronews debuted a six-hour breaking news show, Euronews Now, anchored by Tokunbo Salako, covering the dayside and afternoon slots. On 3 September, the new evening programme lineup was launched, starting with a politics-focused show, Raw Politics, hosted by Tesa Arcilla, and featuring former Sky News reporter Darren McCaffrey from Brussels. Two weeks later, on 17 September, the full roll-out was completed with the introduction of a 5-hour evening rolling news show, Euronews Tonight, presented by former Sky News and BBC News presenter Sam Naz. The traditional pre-produced blocks of video content still remains on late nights and weekends. Most overnights now repeat the previous day's edition (either full or half-length) of Euronews Now.
New weekly programming is also being produced, including the weekly interview series Uncut, which feature conversations from political leaders and newsmakers worldwide with minimum to no editing. The first episodes feature German-French politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit interviewing former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair about Brexit. Additionally, a new social media unit was created, with journalists with a background on digital news verification leading it. The newly-created team help to produce The Cube, a social media segment during rolling news shows, focusing on analysis on treatment and reactions about news headlines on social media, with special attention at the major stories of the day. No Comment, a long-standing element of Euronews' programming, remains on the channels' schedule, and it's being gradually integrated into the rolling news shows on the English-language channel.
Additionally, a major investment in mobile reporting via iPhone devices helped Euronews gain a major scoop, becoming the only TV news outlet worldwide to broadcast live coverage from the MV Aquarius, with Paris correspondent Annelise Borges (formerly with France 24) on assignment. Borges broadcast lives for 10 days as the new Italian far-right government denied the Aquarius access to Italian ports. The coverage made headlines on many news outlets worldwide and helped Euronews boost its credibility and its audience. The new Euronews also hired new correspondents in London, Berlin, Moscow, Rome, Madrid and Washington D.C., and gained access to NBC News' large network of correspondents worldwide.
As of September 2018, the other language editions are unaffected, with the pre-produced blocks of video content remaining at all times, although there are plans to introduce presenter-led programming during the morning slots on these other channels.
After the takeover of Sky plc by NBCUniversal's parent company Comcast on 22 September 2018, EuronewsNBC will increase its worldwide reach, as it plans to closely integrate its operations (and those of NBC News) with those of Sky News.
The channel is available in 430 million households in 166 countries worldwide. It reaches more than 170 million European households by cable, satellite and terrestrial. It also began to secure availability on multimedia platforms such as IPTV and digital media.
Euronews launched an application for mobile devices (Android, iPhone, and iPad) which is called "Euronews Live". The application is free of charge and is available on Google Play and the App Store. This app was later shut down quietly.
The following countries also broadcast Euronews through terrestrial channels for a limited amount of time:
In 2013, the new commercial channel Planet TV started broadcasting Euronews dubbed in Slovenian after Antenna TV SL purchased a major stake in the company. Euronews airs after closedown (or sign-off) of Planet TV, but both call sign logos are displayed.
In September 2017, VGTRK has ceased simulcasting Euronews to expand broadcasting hours of Russia-K channel.
High-definition (HD) broadcasting was started on 2 November 2016 via satellite using Hot Bird-capacities (English audio only). Regarding the audio codec, Euronews used the AC3 format at the beginning here, changing to the AAC codec in March 2017, and changing it again to the MPEG codec in April 2017.
The current Euronews logo is the fifth. From 1 January 1993 to February 1999 the logo was in the lower right corner of the screen, from February 1999 to June 2008 it was in the upper left corner of the screen, from June 2008 to May 2016 it was in the upper right corner of the screen, and from May 2016 to present it has been in the lower left corner of the screen.
Euronews primarily broadcasts from its headquarters in Lyon, but also maintains international bureaux for editorial or marketing purposes in Athens, Brussels, Budapest, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, London, Paris and Washington D.C.
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Launched in Geneva in 1986, Naxoo offers a mixture of Swiss and foreign TV channels, both analog and digital, as well as radio channels (arte, 3sat, Euronews, TV5MONDE, ARD, ORF eins, France 2, Rai 1 as required by law).RTÉ News Now
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Broadcasts started on 1 November 1997. It was initially called RTR-2, then renamed Kultura (Culture) on 1 January 1998 and finally on 1 January 2010 it was rebranded as Russia-K.
From 2 Octоber 2001 to 3 September 2017 on the channel there was a block of European news channel Euronews. Between 2007 to 2010 in the daytime, a children's channel called Bibigon was broadcast.
The channel produces and rebroadcasts a large number of its own programs in the various fields of culture and science.
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The TV channel does not broadcast advertisements, but it promotes cultural events.SEEMORE
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Société nationale de radiodiffusion et de télévision (SNRT) (Arabic: الشركة الوطنية للإذاعة والتلفزة, ash-Shirkatu l-Waṭaniyyatu l-ʼIdhāʻatu wat-Talfazah) is the public broadcaster of Morocco. It was formerly called Moroccan Radio and Television (RTM) from 1956 and Radiodiffusion-Télévision Marocaine (RTM) from 1961. Radio-Maroc was one of the founding members of the European Broadcasting Union in 1950 and continued as an active member until 1 January 1961 when RTM changed its affiliation to associate membership. In 1969 RTM was readmitted as an active member.
The SNRT is a shareholder in Euronews, and a member of the European Broadcasting Union.TV4 Fakta
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The channel aired utility info, such as traffic and airport weather. Every hour it broadcast news (politic, international, sports, weather), in a like-EuroNews format (no presenters, just image and sound).
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On August 15, 2012 it was relaunched under a new name: TVR News.TVR News
TVR News was a niche Romanian TV channel that belonged to Romanian Television, the public TV broadcaster. Its programs were in collaboration with the European news channel Euronews.
TVR News was formerly known as TVR Info, a TV channel which stopped broadcasting following the economical recovery measures of the Public Television. Three months after its broadcast was suspended, the Public Television signed an agreement with the pan-European news channel Euronews. Following the signing, the TV channel relaunched under a new name: TVR News.
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