French international l news channel France 24 has signed a distribution agreement in the United States with Time Warner Cable.

The channel’s English version will be available 24/7 throughout the New York metropolitan area to 1.5 million subscribers. Through this deal, France 24 will also strengthen its presence in many hotels and strategic sites in the New York area.

The new move is part of France 24’s strategy to expand its distribution in the USA : its penetration rate increased by 50% during the first semester of 2011.

The channel is available in both French and English on Dish World, in English on RCN, Comcast, Cox and FiOS TV in Washington D.C. as well as on RCN in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Boston.