Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: December 16, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412972048 | Print ISBN: 9780761929574 | Online ISBN: 9781412972048| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
EuroNews is a multilingual television news channel that strives to cover world events “from a European perspective.” Founded on January 1, 1993, the Lyon, France–based EuroNews is broadcast in 121 countries, via terrestrial channels, cable, and digital satellite. It is operated by SOCEMIE, a company whose shareholders are comprised of 21 public service broadcasters from Europe and North Africa, and it receives regular subsidies from various pan-European institutions. EuroNews broadcasts simultaneously in eight languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish) and follows a “rolling news” format, with news headlines broadcast every half an hour. Its professed goal—to present primarily “European news” devoid of any national bias while employing an international staff of journalists who work with footage in large part provided by national broadcasters—has forced EuroNews to develop a different model of television journalism. The idea of creating a genuinely pan-European television channel that would not be ...