|Launched||17 July 2013|
|Owned by||Patrick Drahi|
|Language||English, French, Arabic|
|Affiliates||Channel 2 (Israel)|
|11068 V / 22000 / 5/6 (French)|
|Hot Bird 13B (Middle East, Maghreb, Europe)||11471 V / 27500 / 5/6 (Arabic/English)|
(Middle East, Africa)
|3960 H / 30000 / 5/6 (Arabic/English)|
|SES-4 (Africa)||11671 V / 5/6 (French)|
|Eutelsat 70B (Asia)||11565 H / 11401 / 2/5|
|SES-5 (Africa)||11843 H / 27500 / 2/3|
|Canalsat (France)||Channel 112 (French)|
|Sky Italia (Italy)||Channel 537 (English)|
|Polsat (Poland)||Channel 235 (English)|
|Canal+ (Spain)||Channel 312 (French)|
|Numericable (Luxembourg)||Channel 88 (French)|
(French West Indies)
|Channel 161 (French)|
|Bouygues (France)||Channel 165 (French)|
|Free (France)||Channel 88 (French)|
|Orange (France)||Channel 181 (French)|
|SFR (France)||Channel 271 (French)|
|i24news.tv||English, French, Arabic|
i24news is an international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel based in Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel. It broadcasts in English, French and Arabic. The channel's owner is Patrick Drahi, and the CEO is Frank Melloul, who previously played a critical role in establishing the French 24-hour news channel France 24. Lucy Aharish is one of the channel's leading anchors.
Melloul has stated that one of his goals for the station is to change the international "point of view about Israel.” Although the station receives no funding from the Israeli government, Melloul has said that i24 will battle prejudice against, and ignorance about Israel with facts and “diversity.”
The channel was originally scheduled to begin broadcasting on 1 July 2013 but was delayed due to technical issues. It went live on 17 July 2013.
i24news is currently only available outside of Israel. It is offered in France (including West Indies), Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Africa. The channel is also streamed live on its website in all three languages. Patrick Drahi has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow i24news to be broadcast in Israel. The channel recently signed an agreement enabling it to be broadcast in Germany on Kabel Deutschland. i24news is broadcast in the United States via the Jewish Life Television network.
Programming on i24news includes:
- Channel 2 prime time news
- Evening News
- Morning Edition
- Press Arena
- Social Blog
- The Tube
- Blum, Michael (19 July 2013). "i24news gives 'different view' of Israel: director". AFP. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- The Israeli Answer to Al Jazeera By Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, July 29, 2013.
- Move over Al Jazeera, Israel’s own 24-hour TV news station is about to go live By Danna Harman, Haaretz, July 3, 2013
- Patrick Drahi’s Israeli News Channel I24news To Air In US By JLTV, Jewish Business News, Mar 18th, 2014
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