French international news channel France 24 has signed a new distribution agreement with Brazilian mobile operator, Tim Brazil, to carry its French version in a new offer.

Available in every Brazilian states, 300,000 Tim TV subscribers now get free access to the channel throughout the country. The channel has been on offer free-to-air in South America on Intelsat 9 since 2010 and on CablePlus in Uruguay since March 2011, France 24 passes now a new step in its expansion strategy across

Latin America. This is also the same in the Pacific region, where the channel has also signed a distribution agreement with satellite TV operator Sky New Zealand.

Starting 1 July, France 24s French and English versions will be available throughout the country on channels 100 (English language) and 101 (French language).

With 800,000 subscribers and a penetration rate of 50% across New Zealand, Sky will distribute France 24 English version as part of the Basic Sky package, while the French language will be available as part of a premium offer for NZD 7 per month ( 3,90).