TV5MONDE has reached a new agreement with DISHNetwork L.L.C. to launch America’s first French-language channel devoted solelyto children’s programming.

Tivi5MONDE launches nationally will be offered to DISHsubscribers as part of its French bouquet which already includes TV5MONDE USA, America’s24/7 French language entertainment channel.
The package is available for amonthly fee of $19.99.
Tivi5MONDE will offer the best of French-language programming including animation,education and dramatic series targeting tweens and young teens. The new channelis being programmed to appeal to children and youth audiences ages 4-14.
Remarked Marie-Christine Saragosse, General Manager of TV5MONDE, “Weare very pleased to launch this new channel with our long-time partners at DISHNetwork and to expand the TV5MONDE brand in the U.S. We anticipate Tivi5MONDE drivinginterest among young American Francophones and Francophiles while furtherpromoting French-culture and language in the states.”
“DISH leads the pay-TV industry with more than 200 ethnic channelsin 29 languages,” said Chris Kuelling, DISH Network’s vice president ofInternational Programming. “We consistently look for opportunities to expandour extensive collection of international options, and we are pleased to add Tivi5MONDEfor DISH customers interested in French programming.”
Some highlights from Tivi5MONDE’s initial programming line-up will include:
LES DALTONS (The Daltons / 78 episodes x 7-minutes) — The Dalton brothers (Joe, William, Jack and Averell) are theworst bandits of the Wild West. Sentenced to hard labor in maximum securitypenitentiary, they make every attempt to escape. But the Daltons areunfortunately more stupid than evil.
GALACTIK FOOTBALL (Galactic Soccer /78episodes x 26-minutes) — Galactik Football is the most popularsport in the entire galaxy. Fantastic creatures with special powerscompete in matches in a high-tech environment.
MARSUPILAMI – HOUBAHOUBA HOP! (Marsupilami – Houba Houba Hop! – 52 episodes x 26-minutes) — Hector was exiled for one year with his aunt Diane. This young boy, in search of adventure,became friends with the legendary Marsupilami. But his happiness is threatened by the arrival of theindustrial megalomaniac, Felicia Devort.
CHASSEURS DEDRAGONS (Dragon Hunters – 52 episodes x 26-minutes) — Dragonsinfest the world. They are swarming in multiple places and are dangerousaltogether. They eat sheep anddevastate crops. Despite thedanger, Lian-Chu and Gwizdo, two inseparable friends, hunt these monsters.
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TV5MONDE USAaims to bring the U.S. audience programming that includes new and classicFrench-language films, documentaries, event coverage and international newsshows. Additionally, TV5MONDE sponsors many US events including theLafayette Festival International and upcoming film festivals such as the SanFrancisco International Film Festival, City of Lights City of Angeles FilmFestival, Seattle International Film Festival, Rendezvous Film Festival atLincoln Center and more.
TV5MONDE isthe only digital, global French-language network, broadcasting 24 hours a day,365 days a year, to more than 220 million households in 200 countriesworldwide, making it the leading general entertainment television network inthe world in terms of subscribers. In the United States, TV5MONDE USA isseen throughout the nation on cable systems belonging to Cablevision, Comcast,Cox, Time Warner and more. The channel’s U.S. headquarters are based inLos Angeles.
TV5MONDE isa network comprised of nine different channels serving the USA, Latin America,Europe, France / Belgium / Switzerland, Middle East, Africa, Asia, Pacificand one serving Canada, TV5 Québec Canada. TV5MONDE USA is available inall major markets via DISH and your local cable provider. To find channelinformation and more information about TV5MONDE USA and its programming, pleasevisit
About DISH Network
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through itssubsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 13.945 million satelliteTV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2011, with the highest quality programming andtechnology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life.Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD andDVR technology. DISH Network’s subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers familyentertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH NetworkCorporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit


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