|Launched||25 March 1998|
|Owned by||France Télévisions|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Formerly called||RFO Sat (1998–2004)|
|Sister channel(s)||France 2
|Bis Televisions||Channel 29|
|Freebox TV||Channel 152|
|Orange TV||Channel 32|
|Neuf TV||Channel 24|
France Ô (pronounced: [fʁɑ̃s o]) is a French public television network featuring programming from the French overseas departments and collectivities in Metropolitan France. It is part of the France Télévisions group. Its overseas counterpart is Outre-Mer 1ère.
Formerly known as RFO Sat, the channel was originally broadcasting 9 hours per day only. It was re-branded France Ô in 2004 in order to better show it was part of the France Télévisions group. The "O" stands for Outre-mer (overseas), and the accent shows that the channel was opened to all accents and dialects of the world, but also ensures that the name of the channel is not read as France 0 ("France zéro").
The channel became available in overseas territories in November 2010, replacing the RFO-operated Tempo.
- Desroses, Sandrine (1 March 2005). "France Ô remplace RFO Sat". Retrieved 9 April 2008.
- Official website (French)
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