Agence Internationale d’Images de Télévision
Every day, the AITV produces a 10-minute African newscast (politics, economics, society, culture etc.) in French and English.
These 5 or 6 reports are sent, via Canal France International, to the newsrooms of African TV channels. They are also used by RFO and TV5 stations. They feature prominently in TV5’s Journal Afrique .
The “Journal de l’Afrique”
The “Journal de l’Afrique” (African newscast) broadcast every day on France Ô and RFO country channels in the Indian Ocean. As from 25 September 2006, this 12-min newscast has been presented and broadcast at 7.20 pm.
A network of African correspondents
Our footage mainly derives from reports by our African correspondents. Alongside journalists from African state TV channels, the AITV has been developing a network of private correspondents for the past four years.
Another source of footage, reports by journalists from the Paris newsroom, selected according to the news and realities in the field (elections, conflicts, partnership with NGOs or the UN, festivals, major sports events etc.).
African news outside Africa
The Paris newsroom covers major international meetings attended by Africans. It especially covers between relations France and Africa and African development issues.
We also cover cultural topics (music, dance, theatre, exhibitions etc.) which are increasingly exported to Europe.
A fabulous library
With 3,500 hours of news footage from the past 20 years, the AITV also represents part of Africa’s history, since African broadcasting corporations generally don’t have the means to store archives.
It also boasts a collection of 7-, 13- and 26-minute magazines addressing topics such as African sport (Sport Africa ), culture (Obsidienne ), society issues (Regards africains or African Outlook ) and politics (Côte d’Ivoire – le modèle ébranlé or Côte d’Ivoire – the model shaken 26’ / France-Rwanda le passé décrypté or France-Rwanda - deciphering the past 26’ etc.)
AITV focussing on the Middle East
AITV also produces a daily international newscast for African TV channels that do not have access to such footage. Alongside major international topics, priority is given to news of the Middle East, monitored closely by Africans. This is a newsroom production, some of which is in Arabic, with subjects produced using footage from agencies we subscribe to (Reuters, EVN etc.). These subjects are also broadcast by CFI to Middle-Eastern countries with a French-language newscast (Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon etc.).
In all, counting all editions (Africa and International), AITV produces 3,500 subjects a year in each language (English and French).