FALLS CHURCH, VA- On June 6th, to mark the 70th anniversary of D-DAY and the battle of Normandy, France 24 will offer a special broadcast on its three channels - in English, in French and in Arabic - dedicated to the ceremonies that will take place throughout the day in Normandy.
Viewers in Washington, D.C. San Francisco and the New York City area are able to watch the full programming schedule on France 24 English that day via MHz Networks and its affiliates in New York City and San Francisco.
Starting at 9 AM Paris Time (3 AM ET), France 24 will air a special edition dedicated to the national ceremony for civilian victims, presided by French President Hollande at the Caen Memorial.
A second special live edition will start at 2 PM Paris Time (8 AM ET) with the international ceremony in Ouistreham in the presence of several Heads of State and Government.
In addition to the 10 journalists who will report all day long from the beaches of Normandy, France 24 will also issue various reports dedicated to the most emblematic characters and places of D-Day: the 82nd Airborne Division, several portraits of North American veterans, the legendary Kieffer commando and the Operation Dingson in Morbihan.
France 24 is available on MHz Networks 7 in the Washington, D.C. area on digital channel 30.7, Comcast 277, Cox 476, RCN 36, and Verizon FiOS 453.
In San Francisco, watch France 24 all day on KCSM digital broadcast channels 43.2/60.2 and Comcast 198.
In the New York City area, tune in to France 24 via WNYJ on digital broadcast channels 66.1 from 12-6 AM ET, as well as AT &T U-verse 66, Cablevision 15/18, Comcast 247, DirecTV 66/900, Dish 66/8117, Time Warner 96 and Verizion FiOS 29, as well as 24/7 on digital broadcast channel 66.2.
On FRANCE24.COM, in addition to livestreaming of the ceremonies, a liveblog will allow users to get a behind-the-scenes insight in real time. Web users and TV viewers are invited to comment and share their reactions on social networks via the #France24DDay hashtag.
Also on June 6th, France 24 will pay tribute to al the American soldiers who changed the course of History from Times Square in New York City.
For 24 hours, France 24 will broadcast key moments of the ceremonies to be held on the same day in France on a prominent Times Square screen.
With short promotional spots, the channel will also invite New Yorkers to comment and share their D-Day thoughts on social networks via #France24DDay.