|Launched||1 January 1993|
|Owned by||Media Globe Networks|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Headquarters||56, quai Rambaud
69002 Lyon, France
(UK & Ireland)
|Astra 1M||11.817 GHz V / 27.5|
|direct tv 56||12.226 GHz H / 27.5|
|Astra 2F||12663 H 22000 5/6|
|Eutelsat Hot Bird 13A||11.034 GHz V / 27.5 & 12.597 GHz V / 27.5|
|Türksat 3A 42°E||11.096 GHz H / 30.0|
|Asiasat 2||3.960 GHz H / 27.5|
|Channel 901 (English)|
|TV Vlaanderen Digitaal||Channel 53|
|Channel 145 (POR)|
(North America, C band free-to-air)
|3.781 GHz V / 29.270|
|Channel 200 (POR)|
|Channel 203 (POR)|
|Virgin Media Ireland||Channel 203 (EN)
Channel 831-836 (FR-RU)
|Channel 103 (English)|
|Channel 172 (French)|
|Channel 421 (digital with DVR)
Channel 141 (digital)
|Channel 554(DE), 827(RU), 837 (FR; only upgraded networks), 848 (UK; only upgraded networks), 869(IT), 873(ES), 882(POR)|
|Channel 159 (Digital Subscribers)|
|Channel 203 (POR)|
(Basque Country, Spain)
|UPC Poland||Channel 342|
|Channel 831 (English)
|World On Demand
|English, Channel 110
French, Channel 111
|Macau Cable TV (Macau)||Channel 806|
|Channel 203 (POR)|
|KT QOOK TV
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Tivibu (Turkey)||Channel 76|
|Max TV (Macedonia)||Channel 655|
|ZAP (Cape Verde)||Channel 8 (POR)|
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|TVPlayer||Watch live (UK only)|
Euronews is a European multilingual news media service, headquartered in Lyon, France. Created in 1993, it aims to cover world news from a pan-European perspective. Naguib Sawiris, an Egyptian businessman, is Chairman of its Supervisory board. The Sawiris family owns 53% of the media (through Media Globe Networks).
As a rolling-news channel, headlines from both Europe as well as the world are broadcast in thirty-minute intervals. Each interval starts with a 10-minute news bulletin, followed by a promo of the coming show and a market update. If the space time is long enough, a weather report will be broadcast, followed by the news headlines. Next is shows about society, cinema, music,... End is "No Comment" and a weather report.
Brief magazine segments typically fill in the remaining schedule, focusing on market data, financial news, sports news, art and culture, science, weather, European politics, and press reviews of the major European newspapers. These item slots will occasionally be preempted by breaking news or live television coverage. Some segments are displayed without commentary under the banner "No Comment", which has been the channel's signature program since its launch.
History and organisation
In 1992, following the First Persian Gulf War, during which CNN's position as the preeminent source of 24-hour news programming was cemented, the European Broadcasting Union decided to establish Euronews to present information from a European perspective. The channel's first broadcast was on 1 January 1993 from Lyon. An additional broadcast studio was set up in London in 1996. It was founded by a group of ten European public broadcasters:
- CYBC, Cyprus
- France Télévisions
- RAI, Italy
- RTBF, Belgium
- RTP, Portugal
- RTVE, Spain (former shareholder)
- TMC, Monaco (former shareholder)
- YLE, Finland
- ERTU, Egypt
In 1997, the British news broadcaster ITN purchased a 49-percent share of Euronews for £5.1 million from Alcatel-Alsthom. ITN supplies the content of the channel along with the remaining shareholders, which are represented by the SOCEMIE (Société Editrice de la Chaîne Européenne Multilingue d'Information EuroNews) consortium. Euronews SA is the operating company that produces the channel and holds the broadcasting licence. It is co-owned by the 10 founders and:
- VGTRK, Russia
- TRT, Turkey
- ČT, Czech Republic
- PBS, Malta
- SNRT, Morocco
- RTVSLO, Slovenia
- RTÉ, Ireland
- NTU, Ukraine
- SRG-SSR, Switzerland
- TVR, Romania
- SVT - MTG, Sweden
- ERTT, Tunisia
- ENTV, Algeria
In 2003, ITN sold its stake in Euronews as part of its drive to streamline operations and focus on news-gathering rather than channel management.
On 27 May 2008, Spanish public broadcaster RTVE decided to leave Euronews to promote its international channel TVE Internacional. It also cited legal requirements to maintain low debt levels through careful spending as a factor influencing its decision to leave.
In February 2009, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT became a shareholder in the channel, and joined its supervisory board. TRT purchased 15.70% of the channel's shares and became the fourth main partner after France Télévisions (23.93%), RAI (21.54%), and VGTRK (16.94%).
|1||English||1 January 1993|
|1||French||1 January 1993|
|1||German||1 January 1993|
|1||Italian||1 January 1993|
|1||Spanish||1 January 1993|
|8||Arabic||12 July 2008|
|9||Turkish||30 January 2010|
|10||Persian||27 October 2010|
|11||Ukrainian||24 August 2011|
|12||Greek||18 December 2012|
|13||Hungarian||30 May 2013|
Acquisition by Naguib Sawiris
In February 2015, the channel's executive board has approved the bid by an Egyptian telecom businessman, Naguib Sawiris, to acquire a 53% controlling stake in the media outlet. The deal raised a number of questions over Euronews' future editorial posture and its independence.
Possible partnership with NBC Universal
In November 2016, the channel's executive board was in talks with NBC Universal, parent company of NBC News, for a "strategic partnership." NBCU would acquire 15 to 30% ownership of the Euronews network, would contribute to Euronews' content, and facilitate NBC News' expanded operations in Europe.
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The channel employs an unusual presentation style: initially, rather than using in-vision presenters, it showed only video footage with recorded voice-overs. This aims to prevent bias. In 2011, however, extended news items featured in-vision reporters, including occasional pieces to camera.
The principal sources of footage come from APTN (Associated Press Television News) and Reuters TV, these being the partner agencies of the European Broadcasting Union. It also draws upon resources from Agence France-Presse, Italian ANSA, Portuguese LUSA, German DPA, Spanish EFE and Russian ITAR-TASS.
The channel is available in 350 million households in 155 countries worldwide. It reaches more than 170 million European households by cable, satellite and terrestrial. It also began to secure availability on multimedia platforms such as IPTV and digital media.
Euronews launched an application for mobile devices (Android, iPhone, and iPad) which is called "Euronews Live". The application is free of charge and is available on Android Market and the App Store.
The following countries also broadcast Euronews through terrestrial channels for a limited amount of time:
- ArmNews.Eu (Sweden) in Russian
- Face TV (Bosnia-Herzegovina) in English
- CyBC DTV Platform (Cyprus) in English and Greek (also simulcasted by RIK 2 when its programming is over)
- France 3 (France) in French
- ERT (Greece) in English and Greek
- TL (Lebanon) in Arabic daily at 8:00
- RTÉ One, RTÉ News Now (Ireland) in English
- Extremadura TV, Aragón TV, 7RM Murcia (Spain) in Spanish
- TVM (Malta) in English
- RTP2 and RTP Açores (Portugal) in Portuguese
- TVR News (Romania) in Romanian
- EVK, Russia-K (Russia) in Russian
- TV Koper-Capodistria (Slovenia) in Italian
- RSI La 1 & RSI La 2 (Switzerland) in Italian and German
- RTS Un (Switzerland) in French and English
- UT-1 (Ukraine) in Ukrainian on weekdays at 15:15
- TRT Haber (Turkey) in Turkish
In 2013, the new commercial channel Planet TV started broadcasting Euronews dubbed in Slovenian after Antenna TV SL purchased a major stake in the company. Euronews airs after closedown (or sign-off) of Planet TV, but both call sign logos are displayed.
The current Euronews logo is the fifth. From 1 January 1993 to 26 October 1998 the logo was in the lower right corner of the screen, between 26 October 1998 and 4 June 2008 it was in the upper left corner of the screen, and since[update] between 4 June 2008 and 17 May 2016 it has been in the upper right corner of the screen, and from 17 May 2016 it is in the lower left corner of the screen.
- 1 January 1993 – 8 February 1997: blue lowercase word "euro" in yellow parallelogram and yellow uppercase word "NEWS".
- 8 February 1997 – 26 October 1998: white lowercase word "euro" above and blue lowercase word "news" below.
- 26 October 1998 – 4 June 2008: blue rectangle enclosing white camel case word "EuroNews".
- Since[update] 4 June 2008; white lowercase word "euronews" on a neutral grey background featuring a white circle symbolizing both the world and star circle on the flag of Europe.
- On 25 January 2016, euronews was accused of plagiarism by the Congolese media group AfricaNews, because the Lyon-based channel has used the logo "Africanews" for its African subsidiary in 2016. But AfricaNews in Democratic Republic of Congo has been existing since 2005 and can be found on the Internet. Its responsibles sent some letters to French authorities and managing director of euronews, Michael Peters, in order to change the related logo and not to use it for the African subsidiary of euronews.
- Since 17 May 2016: silver-white lowercase word "euronews" followed by a small circle at foot of the last letter, all on a light navy background.
Euronews primarily broadcasts out of its headquarters in Lyon, but also maintains a number of international bureaux for editorial or marketing purposes in Athens, Brussels, Budapest, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul, London, Paris and Washington D.C.
- "Sawiris takes majority stake in Euronews". Digital TV Europe. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
- Euronews and Metropolitan Media Ltd (PDF), Metropolitan Media Ltd, retrieved 20 August 2011
- "No comment from EuroNews on YouTube". Advanced Television. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- Collins, Richard (1998). From Satellite to Single Market: New Communication Technology and European Public Service Television. London: Routledge. p. 130. ISBN 9780415179706.
- "ITN ACQUIRES 49% EURONEWS STAKE". Telecom Paper. 1 December 1997. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "ITN Drops Out of Euronews Channel". Broadcast.
- "NTU Becomes 20th EuroNews Shareholder". DigitalSpy. 5 February 2006.
- "TVE abandona EuroNews". El Mundo (in Spanish). 5 February 2006.
- "Turkey's TRT joins Euronews supervisory board". World Bulletin. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Egyptian Mogul Plans to Buy Controlling Stake in Europe's Answer to CNN". Hollywood Reporter. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "Controversial ventures pose questions for Euronews". EU Observer. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "Euronews investor Naguib Sawiris: we will resist state interference". The Guardian. 27 February 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
- "NBC News, Euronews in Talks for Strategic Partnership". Variety Media. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
- "Euronews Media Presspack" (PDF). Euronews. Retrieved 27 June 2010.
- "euronews live apllication". Euronews. Retrieved 20 August 2011.
- "Programación de Euronews en Extremadura TV" (in Spanish). Extremadura TV. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Euronews llega a la TDT en España a través de Aragón TV". Heraldo (in Spanish). 1 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- ""No Comment" sur YouTube ? Affirmatif". Libération (in French). 10 August 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- В сети МТИС прекращена трансляция канала "Евроньюс" (in Russian). Naviny. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "В Минске отключают Euronews" (in Russian). Euroradio. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
- "Satellite Update: SkyQ by default, Freesat withdrawals". a516digital. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
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