In early February the France Télévisions group launched a new channel, CultureBox, to support the world of culture during the current crisis. Accessible on the TNT channel canal 19 and on the france.tv site, it is “100% dedicated to culture, performing arts and artists.”
During the day the channel retransmits documentaries and cultural programmes from the public broadcasting group.
Every evening at 8:35 p.m. “Culturebox, l’émission” offers viewers “live programmes, interviews, artistic performances, happenings, discoveries from the regions and overseas, as well as guest portraits.”
Free, but not a permanent fixture, Culturebox wants to be “the largest stage in France”, offering artists and creators a space to show their work until the country’s cultural venues reopen.
The channel also hopes to meet French people’s desire for more “culture in its broadest sense.”