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TV5Monde (French pronunciation: [te ve sɛ̃k mɔ̃d]; formerly known as TV5) is a French television network, broadcasting several channels of French language programming. It is an approved participant member of the European Broadcasting Union.
TV5 started on 2 January 1984 and was under the management of Serge Adda until his death in November 2004; the new director, named on 6 April 2005 is Jean-Jacques Aillagon, former French Minister for Culture and Communication. The present Director-General is Marie-Christine Saragosse.
In January 2006 TV5 underwent a major overhaul including re-branding as “TV5MONDE” to stress its focus as a global network (“Monde” is French for “World”). Also part of the changes are a new schedule and a new program line-up. Since 1993, “TV5 Monde” is part of the channel’s corporate name. Its Canadian operations are branded “TV5 Québec Canada”, however, though the shorter version TV5 is also used.
TV5MONDE claims to be one of the top three most available global television networks available around the world, alongside CNN and MTV.