I'm a little confused by the France O structure. Could someone clarify? I was under the impression that French overseas territories did not get France 1,2,3, etc but instead got France O as their main channel, featuring a hybrid of the France Televisions shows and their local news. From closer inspection, it looks like the overseas territories instead get France 1 with an opt for their local television news.
UPDATE - I think I've worked it out. Is France 1 (Martinique, etc), just France O but localised? As there is no France 1 in Metropolitan France.
Basically, mainland France has France 2 to 5 plus France Ô (there isn't a France 1).
Each overseas territory has a local channel run by France Télévisions called La Première, using the '1' logo as their branding. The channel basically carries local news and locally produced programming for each territory, as well as I think programming produced by sister 1ère channels in other territories.
In mainland France they broadcast France Ô as an outlet for programming from the 1ère channels from all the territories, essentially as a way of connecting the overseas territories to the mainland.
In the past 1ère was part of the France 3 regional network, I think with additional opt outs to carry programmes from the other mainland channels. However since the digital switchover I believe they all now receive France 2-5 from the mainland, meaning it is no longer neccessary for 1ère to carry programming from the mainland channels.
Last edited by Orry Verducci on 21 March 2018 4:28pm
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