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PARIS – France may be just a click away from a new President with pay TV group Canal Plus launching a new website dedicated to the upcoming Gallic presidential campaign on Monday.
After public TV group France Televisions and private network M6, Canal Plus unveiled its own site bringing together content from all of its networks leading up to the race.
Content will include televised interviews of candidates, debates based on themes, commentary on campaign news from political analysts and more satirical coverage of the political landscape on puppet sensation Les Guignols or Yann Barthes’ Le Petit Journal plus political blogs and tweets from the network’s journalists.
Canal Plus’ subsidiary news network i-Tele is planning extensive election coverage and the network already has special election coverage planned for its morning show La Matinale, Sunday program Dimanche+ and it’s nightly political and entertainment show Le Grand Journal.
Gaul’s own 24-hour news network à la CNN, France 24 has also launched a race-centric TV show focusing on the upcoming elections in English, Arab and French. The French presidential elections will be held in Spring, 2012.