Tag: Television

This Week on TV5 Monde USA (March 30-April 5)

This is your new reality: You are confined at home for the foreseeable future. Take advantage of this time to watch TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss! 1. La Recette de Guy...

This Week on TV5 Monde USA (March 23-29)

This is your new reality: You are confined at home for the foreseeable future. Take advantage of this time to watch TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States. Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children's shows you don't want to miss! 1. Les saisons de Pique-assiette...

Behind the Scenes: The Notre-Dame Reconstruction

Legendary show Des Racines et des Ailes first launched in 1997. This March on TV5 Monde USA, audiences will be going behind the scenes of the Notre-Dame cathedral reconstruction and discovering the hidden treasures of the French Riviera. We talked with the show's host, Carole Gaessler, to find out more. France-Amérique: Des Racines et des Ailes was one of the...

The Bonfire of Destiny, a Parisian Disaster on Netflix

One of the biggest fires in the 19th century has inspired a series coproduced by French television network TF1 and Netflix, streaming in the United States since December 26. In Paris during the Belle Epoque, the Bazar de la Charité sale organized by the Baron de Mackau was an annual get-together for the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie. Women in hoop...

Family Business, French Comedy on a High

Available on Netflix in the United States, the French series Family Business revisits Jewish humor and stoner comedy, an American genre that features gags with characters under the influence of marijuana. A six-episode comedy series directed by Igor Gotesman and produced by Netflix, Family Business follows the ups and downs of a Parisian Jewish family, the Hazans. Their members include...

Riding Zone, the Extreme Sports Show

From paragliding and surfing to skateboarding, skiing, and rock climbing, nothing is too extreme for Riding Zone. Broadcast every week on TV5MONDE (and France Ô), this 26-minute show is the French gold standard for big thrills and board sports. Interview with Tiga, the host of the show. France-Amérique: Over the last 12 years, Riding Zone has forged a reputation as the leading...

La Carte aux Trésors is Coming to the U.S.

The legendary French television show La Carte aux Trésors is making its grand entrance on TV5MONDE USA in August. This month, the larger-than-life adventure show takes viewers to discover four French regions, the Loire Valley and its châteaux, Foix in Southern France, Montpellier, and Normandy. Interview with Cyril Féraud, host of the show. France-Amérique: La Carte aux Trésors is a pillar of...

Acoustic, the Go-To Show for Francophone Music Lovers

The weekly TV show Acoustic has been TV5MONDE’s leading musical fixture since 2002. Presented by Sébastien Folin, the 26-minute production showcases Francophone artists in special studio sessions. The best-of compilation of the 2018-2019 season will be broadcast on June 20, 2019, to celebrate World Music Day. France-Amérique: What sets Acoustic apart from other French music shows? Sébastien Folin: Acoustic is a show made for...

L’Invité, Interviews at the Cannes Film Festival

An eight-minute interview with a headline-making personality is the successful concept of L’Invité, show broadcast every day from Monday through Friday at 1:45 pm EST on TV5MONDE. As part of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival from May 14 through 25, special editions of L'Invité will be broadcast from the iconic town. The line-up will include interviews with leading directors, actors, and other...

#VersionFrançaise, A News Show for French-Style Chic

Broadcast twice a week on TV5MONDE, #VersionFrançaise is a television show focused on all things chic, design, fashion, and food à la française. Each episode lasts 26 minutes and offers a showcase for the latest talents and trends from the French capital. Interview with Katherina Marx, the producer and host of the show. You designed #VersionFrançaise to be a "news show...

Objectif Monde: The World As Seen by French Speakers

The French television show Objectif Monde focuses on a different societal theme once a month by calling on specialists and Francophone journalists from RTBF (Belgium), Radio Canada, RTS (Switzerland), France Télévisions, and TV5MONDE. This investigative news show selects the best reports across a wide range of subjects from American politics to food and from climate change to the #MeToo movement,...

Un si grand soleil, a Modern TV Show à la Française

With 236 episodes each lasting 26 minutes, Un si grand soleil is becoming the new French TV everyone is talking about. Produced by France Télévisions and broadcast on TV5MONDE, the series set in Southern France is watched by 4 million viewers every day. After a 17-year absence, Claire Estrela is back in her native city of Montpellier. But a grisly event involving...

Secrets d’Histoire, a Recipe for Success

Two episodes from the twelfth season of French television show Secrets d'Histoire will be shown for the first time on TV5MONDE in December. Following on from Christopher Columbus, J. P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Lafayette, viewers can discover the mysterious lives of Egyptian queen Nefertiti and Jesus of Nazareth. Presented by Stéphane Bern, the series paints a picture of historical...

World Cup: Ambassador Araud Answers Trevor Noah

"Africa won the World Cup!" exclaimed Trevor Noah, the host of the satirical nightly news series, The Daily Show, on Tuesday. The joke shocked the French Ambassador, Gerard Araud, who responded to the comedian in a letter. "A great majority of the players (all but two out of 23) were born in France", wrote the Ambassador. "They were educated in...

A Special Cannes Line-Up on TV5 Monde

As part of the Cannes Film Festival, the French-language television channel TV5 Monde will be screening a series of movies, documentaries and special-edition shows on the theme of the festival. From May 8 through 19, a selection of shows on TV5 will be filmed live in Cannes. Léa Salamé, who hosts the cultural show Stupéfiant !, and Patrick Simonin, who hosts L’invité, will...

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Tahar Rahim, the “New Al Pacino” of French Cinema

Rolling Stone is in love with Tahar Rahim. The French actor, who plays the role of an FBI agent fighting terrorism alongside Jeff Daniels in the Hulu drama The Looming Tower, is "the show's big breakout star" and "your next Internet crush," writes the magazine. Read more at Rolling Stone.

TV5 Monde Celebrates “French Month” in March

Promoting Francophone culture in the United States is the mission of TV5 Monde. And as part of "le Mois de la Francophonie" (French Month) celebrated every March, the channel will be screening a series of documentaries and movies showcasing the diversity of the French language in the United States. Here is our selection. Rendez-vous d’Amérique March 10, 6:25 pm EST...

TV5 Monde Honored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce

The sixth annual gala of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Foundation in New York took place on September 28, 2017, and honored the television channel TV5 Monde USA with the French Company of the Year Award. Yves Bigot has been the CEO of the Francophone channel since 2013, and spoke to us about the presence of TV5 in the United...