TV5Monde (French pronunciation: [te ve sɛ̃k mɔ̃d]; formerly known as TV5) is a French television network, broadcasting several channels of French language programming. It is an approved participant member of the European Broadcasting Union.
|Launched||2 January 1984|
|Owned by||TV5Monde, S.A.|
(France Télévisions 49%
France Médias Monde 12.58%
Société Radio-Canada 6.67%
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||La chaîne culturelle francophone mondiale|
|Broadcast area||France & International|
|Sister channel(s)||TV5 Monde Style, TiVi5MONDE, TV5, Unis|
|Analogue television||in Kinshasa, Pointe-Noire, Mauritania, Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodër, Korçë, Librazhd, Gramsh, Bulqizë, Jakarta, Cape Verde, Mauritius and Seychelles|
|Digital terrestrial television|
|ERT B only in Athens and Thessaloniki|
|Eutelsat 9B||12092 H 27500 3/4 (SD) (TV5MONDE FBS)|
|Astra 19.2°E||11538 V 22000 5/6 (SD) (TV5MONDE Europe)|
|Astra 19.2°E||12129 V 29700 2/3 (HD) (TV5MONDE FBS)|
|Eutelsat Hot Bird 13°E||11137 H 27500 3/4 (SD) (TV5MONDE Europe)|
|Badr-4||12073 H 27500 3/4 (HD) (TV5MONDE Maghreb–Orient)|
|Nilesat 201||11900 V 27500 5/6 (SD) (TV5MONDE Maghreb–Orient)|
|Sky México||Channel 277 (Mexico, Central America and The Caribbean)|
|Canalsat (France)||Channel 71|
|Dish TV (India)||Channel 731|
|Tata Sky (India)||Channel 537|
|Dish Network (US)||Channel 9666|
|GVT (Brazil)||Channel 144|
|Cignal (Philippines)||Channel 167|
|KT QOOK TV (South Korea)||Channel 350|
|DigitAlb||Channel 131 (Albania)|
|Airtel Digital TV (India)||Channel 157|
|Claro TV||Channel 204 (Brazil)|
|TrueVisions (Thailand)||Channel 788|
|Starhub TV (Singapore)||Channel 152 (HD)|
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 825|
|Ziggo (Netherlands)||Channel 71|
|DNA Oy||Channel 87|
|NET S.A. (Brazil)||Channel 204|
|Sky Cable (Philippines)||Channel 134 (digital)|
|Sky Cable Zamboanga City||Channel 65 (Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines)|
|Kabel Deutschland (Germany)||Channel 832 (SD)|
|Verizon FiOS (US)||Channel 1771|
|ClearTV (Nepal)||Channel 862|
|Peo TV (Sri Lanka)||Channel 90 (French)|
|eLife (UAE)||Channel 226 (SD)|
|DU (UAE)||Channel 811 (SD)|
|A1 TV (Austria)||Channel 62 (SD)|
|Now TV (Hong Kong)||Channel 714|
|CHT MOD (Taiwan)||Channel 750|
|Ziggo GO||ZiggoGO.tv (Netherlands only)|
|Virgin TV Anywhere||Watch live (UK only)|
TV5 started on 2 January 1984 and was under the management of Serge Adda until his death in November 2004; the new director, named on 6 April 2005 is Jean-Jacques Aillagon, former French Minister for Culture and Communication. The present Director-General is Marie-Christine Saragosse.
In January 1992 TV5 underwent a major overhaul including re-branding as "TV5MONDE" to stress its focus as a global network ("Monde" is French for "World"). Also part of the changes are a new schedule and new program line-up. Since 1993, "TV5 Monde" is part of the channel's corporate name. Its Canadian operations are branded "TV5 Québec Canada", however, though the shorter version TV5 is also used.
TV5 was formed on 2 January 1984, under the guidance of Claude Cheysson, French Minister for Foreign Affairs, and by TV5 President Serge Adda by five public television channels: TF1, Antenne 2, and FR3 from France, the Swiss Television Suisse Romande and the Belgian RTBF. The "5" from the name TV5 comes from these five public broadcasters. On 18 December 1985, TV5 was amongst the first four channels carried by cable television in France, inaugurated in Cergy-Pontoise.
Following its privatisation in 1987, TF1 retired from the TV5 consortium, although it continued to supply its programmes to the channel up until 1995. On 1 September 1988 TV5 Québec Canada was created, then TV5 Afrique in 1991. The following year TV5 transmitted using digital compression towards Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage was expanded in 1996 with the launch of its Asian-Pacific signal with TV5 Asie-Pacifique and its subscription channel TV5 États-Unis in the United States. Two years later, the Middle East feed was launched with TV5 Moyen-Orient in 1998.
In early 1999, TV5 split its European signal into two, with the launch of TV5 France Belgique Suisse, a signal specific to Francophone Europe (France, Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Luxembourg etc.). TV5 Europe continued to serve the wider continental audience.
A consortium formed by public channels Arte and La Cinquième entered into the capital of the channel, which brought with it new sources of programming. A new schedule was constructed, centred around news programmes such as news flashes on the hour, two TV5 bulletins and rebroadcasts of its partners' main news programmes (20 Heures from France 2; Soir 3 from France 3; Le Journal Switzerland; 13 Heures from Belgium).
A meeting with ministers from TV5 in Vevey, Switzerland, gave a mandate to the channel's council of cooperation in order to reform the structure of the channel, in view of creating a unique worldwide channel. The national governments in charge of the five participants gave an agreement to turn management of TV5-Etats-Unis and TV5 Amerique-Latine over to TV5 Monde, the new name for the channel's head operations in Paris.
Following the September 2001 terrorist attacks and the period leading up to the 2003 Iraq War, the subsequent media coverage put the spotlight on TV5's particular way of broadcasting news bulletins from its member public broadcasters. International conflicts arising from the decision to go to war by the United States and the United Kingdom (in which France, notably had refused to participate) had relaunched the debate over whether to create an international news channel from a French perspective, resulting in the 2006 launch of France 24.
With the creation of France 24 placing TV5's own existence in doubt, its new CEO Jean-Jacques Aillagon decided that, from 1 January 2006 to rename the channel TV5Monde to better underline its status as the only international Francophone channel available on-air (France 24 at this stage was only available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and in the United States' cities of New York and Washington DC in French). Aillagon stepped down from his post on 3 March 2006.
The name TV5Monde only applies to its eight different signals, broadcast from its Paris headquarters. In Canada and in French-speaking Quebec, TV5 Quebec Canada is managed from Montreal, which keeps the original name TV5, as it is operated by an independent company distinct from TV5MONDE. As well as being part of the TV5 'family', TV5 Quebec Canada has its own management and its schedule is made with the Canadian viewer in mind (and to conform to Canadian broadcast regulations, amongst which, sets domestic production quotas and limits foreign investors to a minority stake).
In 2007 a new programme schedule saw the reduction of programming from France Télévisions (France 2, 3 and 5), for example, one daily news bulletin from France 2 (abandoning France 3's midday news programme). In 2008, TV5Monde became part of holding company France Monde.
In 2009, TV5Monde split its Asia-Pacific signal into two, one of them being TV5Monde Asie, a feed for territories located between GMT+8 (Hong Kong) and GMT+12 (New Zealand). TV5Monde's Pacific signal is an adaptation of its existing Asian signal which has been adopted to its time zones to better serve its viewers. It currently broadcasts in Oceania in addition to Japan, South Korea and South East Asia, despite the signal's name.
On the evening of 8 April 2015, TV5Monde was the victim of a cyberattack by a hacker group known as "CyberCaliphate", which claimed to have ties to the terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The hackers breached the broadcaster's internal systems in what director Yves Bigot described as an "unprecedented" attack, overriding TV5Monde's broadcast programming for over three hours, with service only partially restored in the early hours of the following morning. Normal broadcasting services were still disrupted late into 9 April. Various computerised internal administrative and support systems including e-mail were also still shut down or otherwise inaccessible due to the attack. The hackers also hijacked TV5Monde's Facebook and Twitter pages to post the personal information of relatives of French soldiers participating in actions against the organization, along with messages critical of President François Hollande, arguing that the January 2015 terrorist attacks were "gifts" for his "unforgivable mistake" of partaking in conflicts that "[serve] no purpose".
As part of the official response to the attack, the French Minister of Culture and Communications, Fleur Pellerin, called for an emergency meeting of the heads of various major media outlets and groups. The meeting took place on 10 April at an undisclosed location. The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called the attack "an unacceptable insult to freedom of information and expression". His cabinet colleague, the Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve attempted to allay public concern by stating that France "had already increased its anti-hacking measures to protect against cyber-attacks" following the aforementioned terrorist attacks on January earlier that year, which had left a total of 20 people dead.
French investigators later discounted the theory that the attack was connected to ISIL, instead suspecting the APT28 or Pawn Storm, a hacking group with alleged links to the Russian government. Investigators concluded that the attack was a test of the same sorts of cyber-weaponry that were used to switch off a power station in Ukraine.
Most of its content is taken from mainstream networks in the French-speaking world, notably France Télévisions from France, RTBF from Belgium, RTS from Switzerland, and the Radio-Canada and TVA networks in Canada. In addition to international news, TV5MONDE broadcasts Ligue 1, Coupe de France final, France Six Nations matches, films and music magazines.
The number "5" in the name is the number of founding networks: Télévision Française 1 (TF1), Antenne 2 (France 2), FR 3 (France 3), TSR (RTS Un) and RTBF (La Une). Today, the partnership making up the TV5MONDE consortium are France Télévisions, Arte France, Institut national de l'audiovisuel, CBC/Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec, RTBF and RTS. This consortium owns 51% of the service, while the other 49% is owned by France Médias Monde, a holding company that manages France's international broadcasting services.
As of 2015, ten feeds are being transmitted:
(*)TV5MONDE États-Unis has certain programs subtitled in English. Particularly some newscasts and most movies are subtitled in English language. It is unusual to watch a French movie without English language subtitles on TV5MONDE États-Unis.
(**)TV5 Québec Canada is produced in Montreal.
(***) in Brazil, the French network has partnered with Brazilian National Cine Agency to stimulate the production of independent content in Brazilian pay TV.
From 1984, for this television network, there are five different logos. The first logo of television network is used from 1984 to 1988, the second logo is used from 1988 to 1990, the third logo is used from 1990 to 1995, the fourth logo is used from 1995 to 2006, and the fifth and current logo is in use from 2006.
From 1991 to 2003, the digital on-screen graphic was located on the upper right corner of the screen. From 2003 onwards, it has been moved to the upper left corner of the screen and dropped from upper right corner.
TV5MONDE FBS and TV5MONDE Europe are Free-To-Air and can be received by satellite. Additionally:
Neither TV5MONDE nor its supplementary services are Free-To-Air in North America.
TV5 Canada is a French Canadian version of TV5MONDE. It offers largely the same programming schedule, with the exception that programming from Radio-Canada, which is already available across Canada, is replaced with content from the provincial educational networks Télé-Québec and TFO. As with TV5MONDE, TV5 Québec Canada is also a cooperative effort, though involving French Canadian networks and producers through l'Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec. The Canadian license also includes Unis, a channel focused on francophone communities outside Quebec.
In the United States, TV5MONDE États-Unis is one of several foreign-language premium channels offered through International Media Distribution. Broadcast is in standard definition only. The channel is offered nationwide on Dish Network, AT&T U-verse, and Verizon FiOS, and offered in most major markets on traditional cable systems such as Charter Spectrum, Cox Communications, Xfinity and Bright House Networks. TV5MONDE is offered on cable and satellite as an a la carte selection for $9.99 a month. On most systems, a subscription to another programming tier or a digital cable package may be required. Purportedly due to underfunding, TV5MONDE cannot yet offer accurate advance scheduling or on-time programming, but progress is being made in these fronts.
In addition, TV5MONDE USA offers a French-language children's channel, TiVi5MONDE, which offers a selection of Children's and young adult programming in French. The channel is currently available on Dish Network, as part of the TV5MONDE subscription. Daily blocks of TiVi5MONDE programming is also seen on the main TV5MONDE channel.
In Brazil is transmitted with subtitles in Portuguese on their schedule. Negotiations are currently being held to launch the first original channel productions in the country. TV5MONDE Brésil is available on SKY Brasil on channel 108, Claro TV on channel 132, Net on channel 141, as well as Vivo TV.
TV5MONDE Amérique Latine & Caraïbes is not free-to-air in South America. The channel is available on main pay-TV operators in most Hispanic countries, with programming subtitled in Spanish.
In French Guiana, a French overseas territory in northern South America, the channel is free and broadcast with programming entirely in French.
The channel is free to air from the AsiaSat 3S satellite, covering most of Asia and Australia. Triangle TV in Auckland, Nepal (Everest) and Wellington rebroadcasts some news programmes. In Nepal (Everest), TiVi5 Monde is broadcast by Dish Home on Channel no D-864. In Singapore, the StarHub TV service broadcasts it on Channel 152 for its digital service customers on MediaCorp TV Channel 5 and MediaCorp TV HD5. In India, Zee Network provides this channel for its Dish Network DTH services subscribers. Also, many others like Hathway cable TV and local cable TV operators offer TV5Monde free of cost. The channel is also available in Japan on the Fuji Television platform (as TV5MONDE Pacifique, though Japan is a part of the Asian continent) and on Television New Zealand in New Zealand.
In South Korea, ISP provider Qrix offers TV5 on its premium HD cable package.
In most of the region, TV5MONDE Maghreb-Orient is available on Nilesat 101 and Badr 4 under the frequencies of 11900.00 V 27500 3/4 and 12073.00 H 27500 3/4, respectively. In Lebanon, it is also available on Cablevision (a cable television platform serving the country), and via Tele Liban's French channel, Tele Liban Le Neuf.
High-definition (HD) broadcasting of TV5MONDE FBS started on 1 July 2015 via satellite in the CanalSat mux as a upscaled HD feed. In March 2017 the HD feed was changed from upscaled into native HD (1440x1080).
TV5MONDE Maghreb-Orient has been broadcast in HD since March 2014 via Badr-4.
TV5MONDE Asie Launch HD Quality For First On Taiwan in September 2014 and Singapore via Starhub TV On October 2015.
Unit 54777 also is thought by Western intelligence to work with other psy-ops and cyber units, such as the CyberCaliphate, a hacking outfit passing itself off as supporters of the Islamic State but really part of the same GRU unit that would penetrate the Democrats’ networks in 2016 [...] In April 2015, the CyberCaliphate, again claiming to be Islamic State supporters, took France’s TV5Monde off the air for 18 hours.
Clara Sheller is a French television series created by Nicolas Mercier after the idea of Stéphanie Tchou-Cotta that was aired from 18 May 2005 to 3 December 2008 on France 2. The casting was completely changed between the first and second season, but the characters remained the same. The theme song was written by Mirwais and was called "Naive Song".
In the US, Clara Sheller aired on Eurochannel in 2009. and on TV5Monde.Denise Epoté
Denise Laurence Djengué Epoté, (born 22 November 1954 at Nkongsamba) in Cameroon is a Cameroonian journalist at the head of the Africa management of TV5 Monde.
She was the first journalist to present the news in French on national public television, Cameroon Television (CTV), which later became the Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV).ERT A
ERT A Multiplex is the first ERT multiplex. It started broadcasting in 2010. It contains the channels:
BBC World News
TV5Monde EuropeFancy Bear
Fancy Bear (also known as APT28, Pawn Storm, Sofacy Group, Sednit and STRONTIUM) is a Russian cyber espionage group. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has said with a medium level of confidence that it is associated with the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and security firms SecureWorks, ThreatConnect, and Fireeye's Mandiant, have also said the group is sponsored by the Russian government. In 2018, an indictment by the United States Special Counsel identified Fancy Bear as two GRU units known as Unit 26165 and Unit 74455.The name "Fancy Bear" comes from a coding system security researcher Dmitri Alperovitch uses to identify hackers.Likely operating since the mid-2000s, Fancy Bear's methods are consistent with the capabilities of state actors. The group targets government, military, and security organizations, especially Transcaucasian and NATO-aligned states. Fancy Bear is thought to be responsible for cyber attacks on the German parliament, the French television station TV5Monde, the White House, NATO, the Democratic National Committee, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.The group promotes the political interests of the Russian government, and is known for hacking Democratic National Committee emails to help Donald Trump during the United States 2016 presidential elections.Fancy Bear is classified by Fireeye as an advanced persistent threat. Among other things, it uses zero-day exploits, spear phishing and malware to compromise targets.France Médias Monde
France Médias Monde is a French state-owned holding company which supervises and co-ordinates the activities of the major public media organizations broadcasting or publishing internationally from France. The company's subsidiaries are the radio broadcasters Radio France Internationale (RFI) and Monte Carlo Doualiya, and the television news broadcaster France 24.The company also has a 12.5% stake in the general entertainment and news network TV5Monde.Ici TOU.TV
ICI TOU.TV is a French Canadian video-on-demand website launched on January 26, 2010 by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.Infostrada TV
Infostrada TV was an Infostrada IPTV service in Italy launched in 2007 by WIND. It was shut down in June 2012.Islamic State Hacking Division
Islamic State Hacking Division or United Cyber Caliphate refers to any number of group self-identifying as the digital army for Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. The cyber security group had pledged allegiance to Jeremy An and his objectives in late 2014. Their recent claims and hacks have led FBI director James Comey to state that his agency does not yet have the capabilities to limit ISIL attempts to recruit Americans through social media. Russian military hackers have been identified as using the CyberCaliphate nomer to cover several hacking attacks, notably on TV5Monde and the Twitter of US CENTCOM.In the recent attacks by ISHD they managed to deface websites and D-DOS many other.A list of names and details said to be of American military personnel was released by unknown parties who said they were part of the ISHD, but doubts were raised on the source and nature of the data.Recently CCA (the group's new name) has attacked a number of NGO websites with the redirection to their own web pages as a method of defacement.Issa Serge Coelo
Issa Serge Coelo (born 1967) is a Chadian film director. Born in Biltine, Chad, he studied history in Paris and film at the Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA). He then worked as a cameraman at Métropole Télévision, France 3, TV5MONDE and CFI before creating the 1994 short film Un taxi pour Aouzou. The film was well-received, being nominated for a 1997 César Award in the category Best Short Film - Fiction. This was followed by the feature films Daresalam (2000) and Tartina City (2006). He also portrayed himself in the 1999 film Bye Bye Africa, which was directed by Chad's other prominent director Mahamat Saleh Haroun.Jean-Jacques Aillagon
Jean-Jacques Aillagon (born 2 October 1946, Metz) is a French politician, a close confidant of Jacques Chirac and member of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) political party. From 1972 to 1976 he was a high school teacher in the Corrèze region of France. From 1982 to 2002 he was an administrator and eventually Chairman of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.
He became Minister of Culture and Communication in Jean-Pierre Raffarin's national government from 2002 to 2004. In 2005 he was elected CEO of the worldwide satellite television station TV5MONDE.
By the decree of 6 June 2007, he was appointed President of the Château de Versailles (Etablissement public du musée et du domaine national de Versailles) (Journal Officiel n°01310 dated 07/06/2007). He is also a member of The Conseil Économique et Social (Economic and Social Council), France's third most important constitutional assembly. Jean-Jacques Aillagon is a close confidant of François Pinault.
Aillagon is openly gay.Love in Paris (TV series)
Love in Paris is an Indonesian drama series co-produced by Screenplay Productions and TV5Monde, aired on SCTV in Indonesia and globally on TV5Monde from October 22, 2012 to June 28, 2013, whilst it runs in Malaysia only for its first season on private network TV3 in late 2013 to early 2014 for its afternoon slot. This series has reached 2 seasons with 116 episodes. Notable cast members are Michelle Ziudith, Dimas Anggara, Yunita Siregar, and Rio Dewanto.Naxoo
Naxoo is a Swiss cable television company owned by 022 Télégenève. The Company also provides broadband internet and telephone services in Switzerland.
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).Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), generally known as the Francophonie (French: La Francophonie [la fʁɑ̃kɔfɔni]), but also called International Organisation of the Francophonie in English language context, is an international organization representing countries and regions where French is a lingua franca or customary language, where a significant proportion of the population are francophones (French speakers), or where there is a notable affiliation with French culture.
The organization comprises 88 member states and governments; of these 54 states and governments are full members, 7 are associate members and 27 are observers. The term francophonie (with a lowercase "f"), or francosphere (often capitalized in English) also refers to the global community of French-speaking peoples, comprising a network of private and public organizations promoting equal ties among countries where French people or France played a significant historical role, culturally, militarily, or politically.
French geographer Onésime Reclus, brother of Élisée Reclus, coined the word Francophonie in 1880 to refer to the community of people and countries using the French language. Francophonie was then coined a second time by Léopold Sédar Senghor, founder of the Négritude movement, in the review Esprit in 1962, who assimilated it into Humanism.The modern organisation was created in 1970. Its motto is égalité, complémentarité, solidarité ("equality, complementarity, and solidarity"), a deliberate allusion to France's motto liberté, égalité, fraternité. Starting as a small club of northern French-speaking countries, the Francophonie has since evolved into a global organization whose numerous branches cooperate with its member states in the fields of culture, science, economy, justice, and peace.Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media, formerly Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services (EBMS), is an International broadcasting and media services company headquartered in White City, West London, United Kingdom, with offices in Glasgow, Cardiff and Newcastle upon Tyne, and international offices in Australia, France, Spain, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, France, Canada, United States and Abu Dhabi. It has 2,500 employees worldwide across 8 media hubs and distributes over 2.7 million hours of programming each year worldwide. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson.Clients include television broadcasters such as the BBC, UKTV, ITV, Sky, TV4, TV5Monde, Canal+ and Channel 4 as well as brands such as Barclays, Bacardi and Hyundai. Red Bee Media transmits over 500 television streams on analogue, digital terrestrial, digital satellite, cable, web and mobile, among them all the domestic BBC channels (except for BBC Parliament, the production and playout of which is handled by Millbank Studios), along with international channels including BBC World News, BBC Worldwide and BBC Lifestyle and have a presence in over 180 countries and territories across the globe. It handles the majority of video on demand (VOD) services in the UK, including Channel 4 (All 4), Channel 5 (My5) and UKTV (UKTV Play).TV5
TV5 may refer to the following television enterprises, networks and stations:
TV5 (Finland), a Finnish television channel owned by SBS Discovery Media
TV5 (India), Telugu-language 24-hour news channel
TV5 (Latvia), former television channel in Latvia
TV5 (Malaysia), television channel in Malaysia
TV5 Mongolia, Mongolia based nationwide broadcasting network
TV5, television network in the Philippines, now known as 5 (TV channel)
TV5 Network, Inc., Filipino media company based in Mandaluyong.
TV5Monde, French-language global television channel commonly referred to as "TV5" or "Telecinq"
TV5 Québec Canada, Canada-based French-language television channel, which partners with TV5Monde
TV5 Užice, Serbian television channel, which broadcasts from the town of Užice
TV5, a cable subscription channel of Boom TV (Macedonia)TV5 Québec Canada
TV5 Québec Canada (abbreviated to TV5) is a Canadian pay television channel that focuses primarily on programming from international French-speaking broadcasters.
The channel shares a broadcast licence with its sister network, Unis, a channel devoted to broadcasting programming primarily focusing on Canadian French-speaking communities, in particular, those living outside of Quebec.Taratata
Taratata is a French TV show showcasing live and pre-recorded footage of current rock acts. Presented by Nagui since its début in 1993, the show was initially shown on France 2. The show often involved surprise and unlikely duets, as well as brief interviews with the artists. Taratata was cancelled in 2000, but returned in April 2005 on the public French network France 4 once a week on prime time, France 3, and late night once a month on France 2 and radio station Virgin Radio. Artists including Devendra Banhart, Katie Melua, and Ayo made their French TV debuts on the show. The show's chief lighting technician, Jean-Philippe Bourdon, was awarded two Sept d'or awards in 1994 and 1995.
The show featured unique duets and highlighted new artists and used different presenters for each episode. These aspects, and the general emphasis on original music, led the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel to identify Taratata as a uniquely creative show on French TV in April 2009.The show aired throughout Europe on TV5MONDE Europe on Saturday nights. The show is also franchised to Dubai Television in Arabic with an almost identical format to its French counterpart.
On 31 May 2013, France Télévisions announced that the show was cancelled. Despite the announcement, the show will continue in a web only format and that a concert will be organized at Zénith de Paris on 10 October 2013. The last show was recorded on 13 June 2013 and was broadcast on 12 July 2013.On 24 October 2015, the show returned as Taratata 100% live.TiVi5 Monde
TiVi5 Monde (French pronunciation: [ti vi sɛ̃k mɔ̃d]), stylized as TiVi5 MONDE, is a television channel launched at the end of January 2012 by the Francophone channel TV5 Monde, which is aimed mainly to French-speaking African children (4–13 years). The objective of the channel is to teach French to young children through dedicated programs.Télévision Suisse Romande
Télévision suisse romande was a TV network with two channels: TSR 1 and TSR 2 (the two channels became RTS Un and RTS Deux after 2012). They were the main French language channels in Switzerland, part of SRG SSR(SRG SSR Idée Suisse before 2010). They provided content for TV5MONDE. Radio suisse romande and Télévision suisse romande merged in 2010 to create Radio Télévision Suisse.