France 3 Provence-Alpes

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France 3 Provence-Alpes
France 3 Med logo.png
Launched September 20, 1954
Owned by France Télévisions
Slogan "De près, on se comprend mieux"
Country  France
Broadcast area  Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Headquarters Marseilles
Formerly called

RTF Télé-Marseille
ORTF Marseille Provence

FR3 Méditerranée
(1975-1992) France 3 Méditerranée (1992-2010)

France 3 Provence-Alpes is a regional television service, part of the France 3 network. It serves the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region from its headquarters in Marseilles and secondary production centre in Antibes, along with newsrooms in Toulon and Nice. France 3 Provence-Alpes produces regional news, sport, features and entertainment programming.


RTF Télé-Marseille began broadcasting on 20 September 1954. In 1964, RTF was replaced with ORTF by the government, with RTF Télé-Marseille becoming ORTF Marseille Provence. After the deestablishment of ORTF on 6 January 1975, ORTF Télé-Marseille became FR3 Méditerranée. Following the establishment of France Télévisions on 7 September 1992, FR3 Méditerranée was rebranded France 3 Méditerranée.



France 3 Méditerranée produces daily news programmes for its two sub-regions - programming for the Côte d'Azur sub-region is produced in Antibes, with the Provence-Alpes sub-region receiving programming from Marseille. Each sub-region produces a 27-minute bulletin (midi-pile) at 1200 CET during 12|13 and a main half-hour news broadcast at 1900 during 19|20. Three 10-minute local bulletins for the Marseille, Côte Varoise and Nice areas are broadcast during 19|20 at 1845 CET.

On 5 January 2009, a 5-minute late night bulletin was introduced, forming part of Soir 3.

On some weekends and holiday periods, as well as during major events, the Côte d'Azur and Provence-Alpes news bulletins are combined into pan-regional Méditerranée editions.

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