|Launched||28 November 2005|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Audience share||1.9% (2013, Médiamétrie)|
|Slogan||"Première chaîne d'info de France"
The first news channel in France
|Bis Televisions||Channel 15|
|TV Vlaanderen Digitaal||Channel 59|
|Numericable||Channel 53 (HD)|
|MC Cable||Channel 85|
|Freebox TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|SFR||Channel 15 (HD)|
|Alice France||Channel 15 (HD)|
|Channel 15 (HD)|
|Orange TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|BFMTV website||Watch live|
BFM TV (pronounced: [beɛfɛm teve], stylised as BFMTV and seen on logo as BFMTV News 24/7) is a 24-hour rolling news and weather channel based in France and available globally via digital, cable and satellite television.
As the country's most-watched news network with 10 million daily viewers, BFMTV "boasts a market share in France that is greater than any equivalent news channel around the world". Its economic coverage is "clearly pro-business, pro-reform, and anti the old consensus", which is noteworthy because in France, "economic coverage tends to come from the opposite perspective—the state sector and workers taking precedence over private enterprise".
BFMTV was launched by the NextRadioTV group as an offshoot of BFM Radio, which exclusively focused on business and the economy, on December 14, 2004. BFM is an acronym of "Business FM", the original name of BFM Business. Approved by the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) on May 5, 2005, it began broadcasting on November 28, 2005. Alain Weill has served as Chairman and CEO since 2005.
The "small independent news channel" became "one of the most influential voices in French media and politics" by distinguishing itself with "a reactive, live format—and dumping the French habit of endless pre-recorded talk". Ratings continuously increased and became the most watched French news channel in June 2008. With a 1.8 national share (as of mid-2012), it greatly exceeds its first competitor, I-Télé (0.7 national share). As the ratings and the advertising revenues increased, the budget of the network peaked at €50 million in 2011, compared to €15 million in 2006.
- 7 Jours BFM: Several lengthy reports of the past week's major events.
- 19h Ruth Elkrief: Latest political news.
- 20h30 LIVE: All updates during late evening.
- BFM Foot: The day's sports highlights.
- BFM Story: A look back for the day's major news stories.
- Bourdin Direct: A face-to-face with a forceful personality that made the news.
- Grand Angle: Jean-Baptiste Boursier receives, after the distribution of two long stories, invited in connection with the themes for comment, question, discuss, explain and provide keys to understanding our world today.
- L'Historie en Direct: News revisited from the historical perspective.
- La Météo BFMTV*: A comprehensive look for weather forecasts across France. Airs every half-hour.
- Le Journal de la Nuit: Rachid M'Barki books nightly viewers a full views of the day's main news.
- Midi-15h: All the latest midday news details.
- News Et Compagnie: Nathalie Levy welcomes a guest for one hour. Together, they are looking at the latest news and address information of the day.
- Non Stop: All the constantly-updated information with a reminder of the headlines, sports scores and economic information.
- Non Stop Week-end: News throughout Saturday and Sunday.
- Première Edition: See and know everything before you go to work.
- Week-end Direct: The complete tour information of the day, throughout the world: a 360° panorama that covers all angles of international news.
- Week-end Première: Breaking news during weekend mornings.
* » This is just a sponsored report.
About news edition, the schedule is:
- 23.00 - 06.00 BFM Night
- 06.00 - 09.30 BFM Morning
- 09.30 - 18.00 BFM Non-Stop
- 18.00 - 23.00 BFM Evening
As a rolling news channel, BFMTV has been criticized for "accelerat[ing] reality, and creat[ing] pressure for instant solutions", as well as being conflating what it means to be "popular" and "populist" due to its pursuit of audiences. Thus other media institutions have insinuated that that BFMTV has furthered the cause of Marine Le Pen, the head of the nationalist Front national political party. For example, BFMTV "star interviewer" Jean-Jacques Bourdin has been ridiculed for "rejoicing at the prospect of a President Le Pen"; such insinuations tend to arouse "fury" in the BFMTV newsroom. In March 2014 French media regulator Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) examined BFMTV's distribution of airtime for election candidates, stating that the channel gave UMP and Socialist Party candidates limited access while allowing the Front National "persistent overrepresentation".
Daniel Schneidermann, a media commentator writing for the left-wing Libération, thinks that BFMTV "may not set out to be right-wing but it ends up that way de facto", claiming that BFMTV "over-cover[s] her" because they need good ratings and Le Pen "always gets a good audience". Similarly, Schneidermann notes that they prioritize coverage of sensational issues such as crime stories to the detriment of "social" stories. Indeed, Bourdin and another TV host Christophe Hondelatte have been described as a "duo of shock". For example, Hondelatte revealed that his pay is tied to the size of the audience he attracts.
It was launched first on the French digital terrestrial television (TNT, or télévision numérique terrestre) and is broadcast free 24 hours a day, by satellite on CanalSat (see frequencies below), French digital terrestrial television, by DSL providers Free, Neuf, Alice, Orange, by mobile television on Orange and SFR, by cable provider Numericable, and live on the channel's website (via Windows Media streaming).
BFMTV has a policy called priorite au direct that mandates that live outside feeds are used whenever possible.
BFMTV is freely broadcast by satellite in DVB-S MPEG-2 unencrypted:
- Hot Bird 13°: 11.585 GHz Pol V, SR27500 et FEC 2/3
- Astra 19.2°E, 11.508 GHz, Pol V, SR 22000 et FEC 5/6
BFM TV anchors
BFMTV journalists, who tend to be young, "pride themselves on doing things differently.
- Nicolas Doze
- Candice Mahout
- Anthony Morel
- Céline Moncel
- Karine de Ménonville
- Dominique Mari
- Christophe Delay
- Alain Marschall
- Olivier Truchot
- Jean-Jacques Bourdin
- Igor Sahiri
- Roselyne Dubois
- Florence Duprat
- Fabien Crombé
- Damien Gourlet
- Ronald Guintrange
- Gilane Barret
- Nathalie Nevy
- Jean-Baptiste Boursier
- Jachid M'Barki
- Francois Gapihan
- Lucie Nuttin
- Stéphanie De Muru
- Benjamin Dubois
- Philippe Gaudin
- Sandra Gandoin
- Céline Pitelet
- Jean-Remi Baudot
- Aurélie Casse
- Maxime Cogny
- Caroline Dieudonné
- Fabrice d'Almeida
- Thomas Misrachi
- Hervé Gattegno
- Apolline de Malherbe
- Hervé Gattegno
- Alain Marschall
- Thierry Arnaud
- Ruth Elkrief
- Emmanuel Lechypre
- Laurent Neumann
- Virginie Phulpin
- Christophe Person
- Fanny Agostini
- Loïc Rivìeres
- Guillaume Séchet
- Sandra Larue
- Marc Hay
|00:00||Le Journal de la Nuit||Le Journal de la Nuit Week-end|
|00:30||Le Journal de la Nuit (Repeat)|
|04:30||Première Edition||Première Edition (Repeat)|
|10:00||Non Stop Week-end||Non Stop Week-end|
|12:00||Midi-15h||L'Historie en Direct|
|13:00||7 Jours BFM|
|15:00||Non Stop||Non Stop Week-end|
|17:00||L'Historie en Direct|
|18:00||BFM Story||7 Jours BFM||BFM Politique|
|19:00||19H Rulk Elklief|
|20:00||20H 2017||Le 20H|
|21:00||News Et Compagnie||7 Jours BFM||BFM Politique|
|22:00||Grand Angle||Week-end Direct|
- Schofield, Hugh (30 October 2014). "The channel that's spiced up French TV". BBC News Magazine.
- "Website BFM TV", retrieved 14 July 2012
- Delcambre, Alexis (19 March 2014). "Front national : le CSA rappelle à l’ordre BFMTV". Le Monde (in French).
- Boussaingault, Gilles (22 September 2014). "Christophe Hondelatte : " Ma dépression est derrière moi "". Le Figaro.
- Geffray, Émilie (1 November 2014). "Le salaire de Christophe Hondelatte à BFMTV dépend de son audience". Le Figaro (in French).
- Official Site and live streaming (French)
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