France 3 Sud

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France 3 Sud
France 3 Sud logo.png
Launched 1975
Owned by France Télévisions
Slogan "De près, on se comprend mieux"
Country  France
Broadcast area  Midi-Pyrénées
Headquarters Toulouse
Formerly called FR3 Sud
France 3 Sud region map

France 3 Sud is a regional television service and part of the France 3 network. Serving the Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon regions from its headquarters in Toulouse, secondary production centre in Montpellier and newsrooms in Perpignan, Rodez, Albi and Nîmes, France 3 Sud broadcasts regional news, sport, features and entertainment programming in French, Occitan and Catalan.


In 1975 FR3 Sud was launched. Following the establishment of France Télévisions on 7 September 1992, FR3 Sud was rebranded France 3 Sud.



France 3 Sud produces daily news programmes for its two sub-regions - programming for the Midi-Pyrénées sub-region is produced in Toulouse, with the Languedoc-Roussillon sub-region receiving programming from Montpellier. Each sub-region produces a 27-minute bulletin (midi-pile) at 1200 CET during 12|13 and the main news at 1900 during 19|20. Six 10-minute local bulletins serving the Toulouse, Pays Catalan, Montpellier, Quercy-Rouergue, Tarn and Pays Gardois 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 Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon news bulletins are combined into pan-regional "Sud" editions.

Non-news programmes[edit]

  • Viure al pais, programme in Occitan and Catalan.
  • C'est mieux le matin. breakfast programme.
  • Le Mag, information programme.
  • Rugby Magazine
  • Sud Courses

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