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TV5Monde now available in Japan

TV5Monde Pacifique has signed a distribution deal with Japan CableCast to integrate the JCHITS cable offer, reports.

JCHITS is one of two aggregators that supply contents to Japanese cable operators.

It already carries a total of 123 channels, and TV5Monde Pacifique is the only French-speaking channel of the line-up.

The 16 main cable-operators related to JCHITS are covering the areas of de Tokyo, Fukuoka, Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

They represent around 900,000 households out of a potential of 1.5 million.

TV5Monde in Japan is subtitled in Japanese and already carried on Hikari’s IPTV offer and as a pay-TV on TV5’s bilingual website.