Québec will take the chair of TV5 Monde in 2012-2013
<div id="agrandir" style="cursor:hand;font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/" onclick="popup.open('http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/PDF/actualites/Photo_officielle_TV5_500.jpg')">Click to enlarge</div> <span style="font-size:10px;color:grey;/*margin-top:-1em;*/">Group photo of representatives attending the 22nd Conference of Ministers Responsible for TV5 Monde in Paris.</span>
The 22nd Conference of Ministers Responsible for TV5 was held in Paris on December 5. The Deputy Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women, Sylvie Barcelo, represented the Government of Québec at the conference.
One of the positive points was the increase in TV5 Monde’s global viewership, which rose from 188 million households in 2008 to 220 million in 2011 despite an uncertain climate in the audio-visual field. Québec expressed its satisfaction with the increase in the percentage of air time given to programs produced by partners outside France (31%) and, more especially, Québec programs (nearly 13%).
Ms. Barcelo agreed, on the behalf of Québec, to take the chair of TV5 Monde for the next two years as of January 2012. Québec will be called on to:
- Oversee the work of TV5s Finance Commission
- Organize the meeting of senior civil servants responsible for TV5 in fall 2012
- Prepare the 23rd Conference of Ministers Responsible for TV5 in fall 2013
Québec is one of five governments providing funding for TV5. The others are France, Switzerland, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and Canada. The Ministère des Relations internationales and the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine share Québec’s responsibility for this issue.
TV5 Monde is the top French television network and reaches over 220 million households in over 200 countries and territories. It is one of the three largest television networks in the world together with MTV and CNN. TV5 Monde has fifteen French-language television network partners, including Radio-Canada and Télé-Québec.
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