Île Saint-Germain is an island located in the Seine in Issy-les-Moulineaux in the département of Hauts-de-Seine near Paris, France. It once housed a military camp, abandoned, but the island was redeveloped in 1980; the island is divided into two parts. The developed side includes a residential area; the other side includes a park, commemorated by the Tour aux Figures painting by Jean Dubuffet. The Île Seguin is downstream
Eurosport is a pan-European television sports network and operated by Discovery, Inc. Discovery took a 20% minority interest share in December 2012, became the majority shareholder in the Eurosport venture with TF1 in January 2014, taking a 51% share of the company. On 22 July 2015 Discovery agreed to acquire TF1's remaining 49% stake in the venture. Eurosport owns a wide range of rights across many sports but does not bid for premium priced rights such as those to major football leagues. However, in 2015 it was awarded rights to broadcast the Olympic Games from 2018 for most of Europe and 2022 for the UK and France in a deal worth €1.3 billion. It transmits much of the same footage across many markets, using unseen commentators rather than on-screen presenters so that the same visual feed may be broadcast in multiple languages while holding down production costs. Eurosport has expanded its deal with The All England Club to show all the Wimbledon matches live in 16 additional countries, it is a 3-year deal that includes digital rights.
This expands their tennis portfolio to show all four Grand Slams. The network of channels is available in 54 countries, in 20 different languages, providing viewers with European and international sporting events. Eurosport first launched on European satellites on 5 February 1989. In the 1990s, Eurosport timeshared with The Quantum Channel. In February 2017, Discovery launched the channel in India, branded as DSport; the channel was made available on various platforms in both HD feeds. Eurosport provides viewers with international sporting events, it broadcasts different sporting events in each region. This includes several football competitions: Bundesliga Premier League English Football League EFL Cup Coupe de France Ekstraklasa UEFA Nations League UEFA Europa League UEFA Women's Championship UEFA Women's Champions League Major League Soccer CAF African Cup of Nations AFC Asian Cup FIFA U-20 World Cup, FIFA Women's World Cup, FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup and FIFA Futsal World CupOther sports events include the Paris Dakar Rally, Monte Carlo Rally, athletics events such as World Athletics Championships and the European Athletics Championships, cycling events such as the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta a España, tennis events including the French Open, Australian Open, the US Open, the World Championship Snooker, National Hockey League, World Boxing Super Series, action sports like skating and surfing.
In June 2015 it was announced that Eurosport had secured the pan-European rights to the winter and summer Olympic Games between 2018 and 2024. In July 2017 Eurosport had secured the domestic and international rights from 2017 to 2020 of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. Eurosport is the new owner of the pay TV, international and internet rights. Eurosport has TV rights for Italian Basketball Supercup and Italian Basketball Cup. In October 2018, Eurosport has reached an agreement with the World Boxing Super Series for the exclusive acquisition of the Competition's broadcast rights in SpainIn October 2018, Eurosport sealed a 3-year deal to show British Darts Organisation major events BDO World Darts Championship, World Masters & World Trophy In January 2019 it was announced that Eurosport will screen 39 ATP tennis tournaments including the tour finals in Russia for 3 years. Eurosport Events is the Eurosport group's sporting events management/promotion/production division, which promotes the FIA World Touring Car Championship, the FIA European Touring Car Cup and the FIA European Rally Championship.
Eurosport Events was the promoter of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, a rival rallying series to the World Rally Championship. The IRC ceased at the end of the 2012 season, with Eurosport taking over series promotion of the ERC from 2013. Since 2008, the Eurosport Group has been broadcasting the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans in full. Eurosport airs MotoGP and Superbike World Championship in various territories including the Netherlands, Romania and Germany, On 29 September 2015, Eurosport acquired the Portuguese broadcasting rights for Formula One between 2016 and 2018. Region-specific events are noted in the table below with a flag indicating the country it is broadcast in. If no flag is present, the broadcast is multi territory. ^1 - via DSport Prior to the creation of Eurosport, the European Broadcasting Union was acquiring substantial amounts of sports rights, yet its members were only able to broadcast a fraction of them. This provided the impetus for setting up the Eurosport Consortium, made up of several EBU members, to establish an outlet where these rights could be exploited.
Sky Television plc was chosen as a commercial partner, the channel launched on 5 February 1989. Eurosport was closed down in May 1991 after the competing Screensport channel had filed a complaint to the European Commission over the corporate structure; the channel was however saved. A new Eurosport channel was able to start its broadcasts the same month. On 1 March 1993, the satellite channel Screensport merged with Eurosport. Eurosport came under a French consortium comprising the TF1 Group, Ca
France 24 is a state-owned international news and current affairs television network based in Paris. Its channels broadcast in French, English and Spanish, its English broadcast service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to DD India, WION, BBC World News, DW and RT. Based in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, the service started on 6 December 2006, it is aimed at a worldwide market and is broadcast via satellite and cable operators around the world, but additionally, in 2010, France 24 began broadcasting through its own iPhone and Android apps. The stated mission of the channels is to "provide a global public service and a common editorial stance". Since 2008 the channel has been wholly owned by the French government, via its holding company France Médias Monde, having bought out the minority share of the former partners: Groupe TF1 and France Télévisions; the budget is €100 million per year. France 24 is broadcast on four channels: in English, in Arabic and in Spanish. France 24's programming is divided more or less between news coverage and news magazines or special reports.
Along with 260 journalists of its own, France 24 can call on the resources of the two main French broadcasters as well as partners such as AFP and RFI. The CEO of France 24 is Alain de Pouzilhac. From 19 May 2010 and the Director of France 24 since 2012 is Marc Saikali, France 24 unveiled a new schedule that prioritizes the morning and evening slots, anchored live by the network's editorial staff. More programming space than before goes to business, sport and studio discussion; as from 2016, France 24 shares its French-language night programming with the France-based France Info. According to Marie-Christine Saragosse, president and CEO of France Médias Monde, "part of the value added of this public channel" would be the fact that " will be wide awake while others would be sleeping"; the media's perception was that the channel was a brainchild of former president Jacques Chirac, famous for defending the position of the French language in the world versus the English domination in this media category.
In 1987 French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac expressed his desire for an international television news channel in French and had requested a report into the activities of current international broadcasts from France and noted the collective offering was "fragmented and ineffective." With the arrival of François Mitterrand as President in 1981 and the naming of Michel Rocard as Prime Minister in 1988, the government launched a new project, Canal France International, a package of programmes aimed at making programmes in French for foreign audiences in Africa, to be developed in parallel as a television channel. The First Gulf War of 1990, relayed across the world by CNN International in particular, revealed the power of international news channels and their role in the formation of opinion. A parliamentary minister, Philippe Séguin, wished to create a French-language equivalent. In 1996, after nineteen governmental reports in ten years, Prime Minister Alain Juppé asked Radio France Internationale president Jean-Paul Cluzel to create a French international news channel.
Cluzel proposed in 1997 to group TV5, RFI, CFI within a corporation entitled Téléfi. The UMP-led government decided to follow that recommendation but, with the return of the Socialist Party to government and the nomination of Hubert Védrine, the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, favoured the augmentation of existing outlets such as TV5, which started to produce its own programming, notably its news bulletins, which in turn created its own news team. Additionally with the creation of EuroNews in 1993, the media presence of France overseas became more complex, more fragmented, costlier, without being able to rely on a true round-the-clock international news channel. In 2002, President Jacques Chirac relaunched the project to create a French international news channel. Admittedly, we have with Agence France-Presse a remarkable information tool that we must continue to reinforce, notably in its international mission. Indeed, everyone here recognises the recent progress made by RFI, by TV5, by CFI, thanks to the efforts of their teams and to the determination of the public bodies.
But everybody notices that we are still far from having a large international news channel in French, capable of competing with the BBC or CNN."The recent crises have shown the handicap that a country suffers, a cultural area, which doesn't possess a sufficient weight in the battle of the images and the airwaves. Let us question, in the time of terrestrial television networks, of satellite, of the internet, on our organisation in this domain, notably in the dissipation of public funds which are reserved to them." On 7 March, speaking in the French Senate in front of foreign delegates to France, as part of his presidential campaign, Chirac said: "We must have the ambition of a big, round-the-clock news channel in French, equal to the BBC or CNN for the English-speaking world. It is essential for the influence of our country. For our expatriates, it would be a live and an immediate link to the mainland"After his reelection, the first reflections were engaged at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, headed by Do
Pont de Sèvres
The pont de Sèvres is a bridge above the Seine that links the cities of Boulogne-Billancourt and Sèvres, in France. The current bridge was put in service in 1963; the bridge is above the RD 1 and RD 7 roads, the Île-de-France tramway Line 2
ARTE is a Franco-German free-to-air television network that promotes cultural programming. It is made up of three separate companies: the Strasbourg-based European Economic Interest Grouping ARTE GEIE, plus two member companies acting as editorial and programme production centres, ARTE France in Paris and ARTE Deutschland in Baden-Baden; as an international joint venture, its programmes focuses to audiences in both countries. Due to this, the channel features two audio tracks and two subtitle tracks, each in French and German. 80% of ARTE's programming are provided by its French and German subsidiaries, each making half of the programmes available, while the remainder is being provided by the European subsidiary and the channel's European partners. ARTE France was known as La Sept. ARTE Deutschland TV GmbH is a subsidiary of the two main public German TV networks ARD and ZDF. Selected programmes are available with English and Polish subtitles online. ARTE began transmission in 1992, filling frequencies left unused by the demise of La Cinq, the first French commercial television network.
The opening night on 30 May 1992 was broadcast live from the Strasbourg Opera House. ARTE started out as an evening-only service. In the daytime, the frequencies were shared with other channels. A public channel called Télé emploi occupied the French frequencies for about a month during 1994, before the start of La Cinquième in December that year. For German viewers, ARTE was assigned a frequency on the Astra 1D satellite in late 1994, it was shared with Nickelodeon Germany replaced by the new public children's channel Kinderkanal. In 1996, it started offering an afternoon schedule with reruns for viewers on digital satellite and digital cable. A "proper" afternoon schedule with programmes between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. was introduced on 6 January 2001. The channel got its own analogue frequency on the Astra satellites. Since 2005 ARTE broadcasts 24/7. In 2007 the catch-up service ARTE+7 is launched, offering internet users free access to a broad range of programs within seven days of their original transmission.
ARTE programmes are available with multi-channel audio: all programmes go out in French and in German. Further the original version is screened whenever possible with subtitles in French and German and the hearing or visually impaired may get subtitles or an audio description. Since 2015 a selection of programmes are available with English and Spanish subtitles online, with Polish to follow in late 2016; the channel enjoys a major footprint in Europe. Both the German and the French version can be received in nearly whole Europe via the satellite Astra1, the French version is available via Hot Bird. In addition ARTE is relayed not only by all cable networks in Germany and France, but by numerous cable networks in Austria, Finland, Switzerland, in the Netherlands too. Since 2008 ARTE broadcasts in France. Like the national channels of its own respective countries, the German HDTVversion of ARTE broadcasts in 720p50, while the French one broadcasts in 1080i25. In April 2016 ARTE co-produced a live Ultra-high-definition television broadcast of the Le Corsaire ballet from the Vienna State Opera.
The programme was transmitted free-to-air on the UHD1 demonstration channel from the Astra 19.2°E satellites. Online ARTE programmes can be streamed live or watched on catch-up TV for at least 7 and up to 700 days on ARTE+7 and the theme platforms ARTE Concert, Info, Future or Cinema. In Africa, ARTE is broadcast via satellite, cable, MMDS and ADSL in many other countries, via the digital service CanalSat Horizons. Many French-language ARTE programs are broadcast in Canada on the Ici ARTV cable channel owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and ARTE itself; the Australian Special Broadcasting Service translates many ARTE programs into English for broadcast on its own television network and overseas. ARTE has more viewers in France than in Germany. In 2015, its share of overall viewing was about 1 % in Germany; the differences can be put down to the different television markets in both countries. In France, ARTE was for a long time available to everyone as one of six analogue terrestrial channels.
Few French households received cable and satellite television, the other terrestrial channels didn't compete with ARTE. Meanwhile, thanks to widespread roll-out of cable television, the vast majority of German households had access to about three dozen channels, including several from the public broadcasters with content similar to Arte. After the introduction of digital terrestrial television in France, ARTE's market share has fallen there, while it has been more or less flat in Germany. Abenteuer Arte – documentary series Arte Journal – information program Arte Reportage – current affairs program Arte Themenabend – special topics show A Very Secret Service – spy comedy Bagdad, le bac sous les bombes / Die Jungs von der Bagdad-High – documentary film Die Nacht/La Nuit – late-night news Do Not Track, a 2015 Arte co-produced web documentary Durch die Nacht mit … Geo 360° Karambolage – a show about French/German customs Kurzschluss Metropolis Le dessous des cartes – geopolitical documentary Tracks – music program WunderWelten Venice New Year's Concert ARTE offers programmes on all sorts of screens that are free and without advertising.
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Boulogne-Billancourt is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.2 km from the centre of Paris. Boulogne-Billancourt is a subprefecture of the Hauts-de-Seine department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Boulogne-Billancourt. With an average household income in 2013 of €47,592, nearly twice the French average of €25,548, Boulogne-Billancourt is one of the wealthiest cities in France. Boulogne-Billancourt is the most populous suburb of Paris and one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe. An important industrial site, it has reconverted into business services and is now home to major communication companies headquartered in the Val de Seine business district; the original name of the commune was Boulogne-sur-Seine. Before the 14th century, Boulogne was a small village called Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud. In the beginning of the 14th century, King Philip IV of France ordered the building in Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud of a church dedicated to the virgin of the sanctuary of Boulogne-sur-Mer a famous pilgrimage center in northern France.
The church, meant to become a pilgrimage centre closer to Paris than the distant city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, was named Notre-Dame de Boulogne la Petite. The village of Menuls-lès-Saint-Cloud became known as Boulogne-la-Petite, as Boulogne-sur-Seine. In 1924, Boulogne-sur-Seine was renamed Boulogne-Billancourt to reflect the development of the industrial neighbourhood of Billancourt annexed in 1860; as for the name Billancourt, it was recorded for the first time in 1150 as Bullencort, sometimes spelled Bollencort. It comes from Medieval Latin cortem, accusative of cors, meaning "enclosure", "estate", suffixed to the Germanic patronym Buolo, thus having the meaning of "estate of Buolo". On 1 January 1860, the city of Paris was enlarged by annexing neighbouring communes. On that occasion, the communes of Auteuil and Passy were disbanded and divided between Boulogne-Billancourt and the city of Paris. Boulogne-sur-Seine received a small part of the territory of Passy, about half of the territory of Auteuil.
Some of the shooting events of the 1900 Summer Olympics took place in Boulogne-Billancourt. In 1929, the Bois de Boulogne, hitherto divided between the communes of Boulogne-Billancourt and Neuilly-sur-Seine, was annexed in its entirety by the city of Paris. On that occasion, Boulogne-Billancourt, to which most of the Bois de Boulogne belonged, lost about half of its territory. Boulogne-Billancourt is known for being the birthplace of three major French industries, it was the location, in 1906 for the first aircraft factory, that of Appareils d'Aviation Les Freres Voisin, followed by those of many other aviation pioneers, the tradition continues with several aviation related companies still operating in the area. The automobile industry had a large presence with Renault on Île Seguin, Salmson building both cars and aircraft engines; the French film industry started here and, from 1922 to 1992 it was the home of the Billancourt Studios, since becoming a major location for French film production.
It was used as the setting of the TV show Code Lyoko. The ecologic neighborhood of the Trapèze in Boulogne-Billancourt: the district stands on 74ha and will be able to contain up to 18000 inhabitants at the end of its construction. 65 % of the district's energy is brought by geothermal power, which freshens the buildings. Solar panels and a vegetable greenhouse were installed in the aim to link the district to sustainable energies. Bicycle and “soft” travels will of course be put first to reduce the pollution caused by cars, others vehicles which do not run on electricity; the Ambroise Paré Hospital is located in the city. With the city of Sèvres, Boulogne-Billancourt is part of the communauté d'agglomération Val de Seine. Boulogne-Billancourt is served by two stations on Paris Métro Line 10: Boulogne – Jean Jaurès and Boulogne – Pont de Saint-Cloud, it is served by three stations on Paris Métro Line 9: Marcel Sembat and Pont de Sèvres. Boulogne-Billancourt hosts the global headquarters of several multinational companies, including: Alcatel-Lucent Carrefour Française des Jeux Pika Édition Renault TF1 Vallourec YoplaitPrior to 2000 Schneider Electric's head office was in Boulogne-Billancourt.
The Musée Albert-Kahn at 14, rue du Port, Boulogne-Billancourt is a national museum and includes four hectares of gardens, joining together landscape scenes of various national traditions. The museum includes historic photographs and film; the Musée des Années Trente is a museum of industrial objects from the 1930s. See also: Enseignement à Boulogne-Billancourt The public collèges in the commune include Jacqueline-Auriol, Paul-Landowski, Jean-Renoir; the public high schools are the Lycée polyvalent Étienne-Jules-Marey. Prior to the September 1968 opening of Prévert, the first high school/sixth-form in Boulogne, an annex of Lycée La Fontaine served the city; the private school Groupe Scolaire Maïmonide Rambam covers maternelle through lycée. There is the private high school Notre-Dame; the latter's performance and ranking in Boulogne-Billancourt are given by its success of baccalaureate rate in different series. According to the ranking of L'Express in 2015, the national rank of Notre-Dame de Boulogne was 1
Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer
The Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer is a museum of playing cards located at 16, rue Auguste Gervais, Issy-les-Moulineaux, a suburb of Paris, France. It is open Wednesdays through Sundays. An admission fee is charged; the museum was established in 1986 based on the collections of Louis Chardonneret and Robert Thissen, since 1997 has occupied its current location in the former Château d'Issy of the Princes of Conti. It contains about 9000 objects, including nearly 6500 playing cards, 980 etchings and posters, more than other 1000 objects related to card games, it presents temporary exhibitions. Other galleries tell the story of Issy-les-Moulineaux and the chateau of the Princes of Conti, the beginnings of aviation, noted artists associated with Issy; the museum won the 1999 European Museum of the Year Award. List of museums in Parishttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g187147-Activities-c49-Paris_Ile_de_France.html Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer - official site Universalis entry Federal-Hotel description