FRANCE24 is the first French international news channel to broadcast on a24/7 basis. In December 2006, it offers a French perspective on worldevents. FRANCE 24 is characterized by respect for diversity andattention to political and cultural differences and identities. Itoffers an in-depth analysis of current events, aiming to uncover whatlies beneath the surface and reveal what the public is not used toseeing, knowing or understanding. It also gives special attention toculture and lifestyle.