|Launched||17 July 2013|
|Owned by||Patrick Drahi|
|Language||English, French, Arabic|
|Affiliates||Channel 2 (Israel)|
|Hot Bird 13B (Europe, Middle East)||11471 V / 27500 / 5/6 (English, Arabic)|
|Astra 1L (Europe)||11068 V / 22000 / 5/6 (French)|
|AsiaSat 5 (Asia, Middle East, Africa)||3960 H / 30000 / 5/6 (English, Arabic)|
|SES-4 (Africa)||11671 V / 5/6 (French)|
|Numericable (Luxembourg)||Channel 88 (French)|
|Numericable (Antilles)||Channel 161 (French)|
|Bouygues (France)||Channel 46 (French)|
|Canalsat (France)||Channel 112 (French)|
|Free (France)||Channel 88 (French)|
|Orange (France)||Channel 181 (French)|
|SFR (France)||Channel 271 (French)|
|Livestation||i24news live (English) (Free, 502 Kbit/s)|
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 had previously played a critical role in establishing French 24-hour news channel France24.
Melloul has said that one of his goals for the station is to change the international "point of view about Israel.” Although the station would receive no funding from the Israeli government, Melloul said it would battle prejudice against and ignorance about Israel with facts and “diversity.”
The channel was originally scheduled to begin broadcasting on July 1, 2013 but was delayed due to technical issues. It went live on July 17, 2013.
Programming on i24news includes
- Channel 2 prime time news
- Evening News
- Morning Edition
- Press Arena
- The Tube
- VTR Reportages
i24news is currently only available outside of Israel. Patrick Drahi has asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow i24 News to be broadcast in Israel. The channel recently signed deals to be broadcast in Germany and Switzerland on Kabel Deutschland and Swisscom TV. i24 News broadcasts are shown in the United States on Jewish Life TV. The channel currently is offered in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Italy, the West Indies and Africa. The channel is also streamed live on its website in all three languages.
- Blum, Michael (19 July 2013). "i24news gives 'different view' of Israel: director". AFP. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
- The Israeli Answer to Al JazeeraBy Ruth Margalit, The New Yorker, July 29, 2013.
- Move over Al Jazeera, Israel’s own 24-hour TV news station is about to go liveBy 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
- Melloul, Frank (17 July 2013). "Our mission at i24news". i24news. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
|This article about a television station is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Tel Aviv-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|