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TheTravelcard61 posts since 16 Aug 2018
Today Franceinfo has gone into holiday mode. Despite the channel having a dynamic presentation style and generally being positively seen - this is poor. All other news channels only go into holiday mode during Christmas and the summer, where as Franceinfo runs like a pre-school with every half term off and 2 months off for summer! I wonder if this has any effect on its audience figures?

Also Catherine Gonier-Cléon finished her 4-month stint on weekday 12/13 s - she should have been retained, IMO she's better than the actual main presenter, handled the breaking news of Chirac's death very well. They'd be crazy to not get her back on a national broadcast soon.

In other news, France TV bought the hit series Bodyguard which will shortly be shown on France 2 and CNEWS changed its primetime line-up which has done well in terms of audience share despite it leading to almost 6 hours of debates with the most extreme commentators they can find (Their 1900CET new programme absolutely trounces Franceinfo in that slot - no surprise as the new 17h:20h format is terrible - condescending chit chat presented as analysis, no actual news bulletins, every segment with a ridiculous name, social media comments read out like its uni campus TV. It's the weak link of this season. Shocking.)
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WW Update4,878 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Today Franceinfo has gone into holiday mode. Despite the channel having a dynamic presentation style and generally being positively seen - this is poor. All other news channels only go into holiday mode during Christmas and the summer, where as Franceinfo runs like a pre-school with every half term off and 2 months off for summer! I wonder if this has any effect on its audience figures?


What kind of holiday does France celebrate at this time of year? I'm not seeing anything in October; just All Saints' Day on November 1.
The SNT Three853 posts since 17 Sep 2005
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Today Franceinfo has gone into holiday mode. Despite the channel having a dynamic presentation style and generally being positively seen - this is poor. All other news channels only go into holiday mode during Christmas and the summer, where as Franceinfo runs like a pre-school with every half term off and 2 months off for summer! I wonder if this has any effect on its audience figures?


What kind of holiday does France celebrate at this time of year? I'm not seeing anything in October; just All Saints' Day on November 1.


They call this holiday period precisely that ('Toussaint'), although it's only November 1 that is a public holiday. It's essentially the French October half term (two weeks long). I too find it a bit ridiculous that Franceinfo scale back their coverage so heavily every time schools are on a break. The other channels will have fill-ins but don't cancel half their schedule. Christmas and summer being the exceptions, as France does truly grind to a halt then...
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London Lite10,797 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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French holidays never really seem to affect weather presenters rotas, if I recall, in the summer at least, the F2 forecasters take at least three weeks off each, but not at the same time, yet they're there during this holiday period and at Easter and Christmas. There appeared to be one exception to the rule with jockeys, BFM Paris had the normal line-up on Bonjour Paris.