Talking TV: TV5Monde Courts U.S. Audiences With Francophone Programming

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Patrice Courtaban, EVP of global growth and development for TV5Monde and CEO of TV5Monde U.S. about the multinational broadcaster’s growth plans in the francophone and Francophile U.S. market and beyond, and how streaming is helping broaden its reach. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

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