La Première (French TV network)

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La 1ére, or La Première is a French network of radio and television stations operating in France's overseas departments and territories around the world.

La 1ére (La Premiere)
La 1ère - Logo 2018.svg
CountryOverseas Departments and Territories of France, Canada
Headquarters3–4, rue Danton
92299 Malakoff, Hauts-de-Seine
Picture format576i (SDTV)
OwnerFrance Télévisions
LaunchedJune 8, 1954 (1954-06-08)
Former namesRFO (1998–2004)
Digital terrestrial television1ère: Channel 1 (DOM-TOMs only)
France Ô: Channel 19
Saint Pierre et MiquelonTélé-SPM 1èr'
FQN-TV Channel 8
FQN-TV-1 Channel 31
NoosFrance Ô: Channel 51
Vidéotron (Canada)SPM 1ère: Channel 44
Cogeco (Canada)SPM 1ère: Channel 203 (Quebec only)
CanalSatFrance Ô: Channel 170
CanalSat CalédonieNouvelle-Calédonie 1ère: Channel 11
France Ô: Channel 16
CanalSat CaraïbesMartinique 1ère: Channel 14
Guadeloupe 1ère: Channel 16
Guyane 1ère: Channel 18
France Ô: Channel 19
CanalSat RéunionRéunion 1ère: Channel 18
Mayotte 1ère: Channel 25
France Ô: Channel 37
Bis TelevisionsFrance Ô: Channel 29
TNTSATFrance Ô: Channel 19
Shaw Direct (Canada)SPM 1ère: Channel 751
Vini TVFrance 2
France 3
France 4
France 5
France Ô
Polynésie 1ère
Freebox TVFrance Ô: Channel 152
Orange TVFrance Ô: Channel 32
Neuf TVFrance Ô: Channel 24
AliceFrance Ô: Channel 32
DartyBoxFrance Ô: Channel 32


Logo of La 1ère from 2005 to 2008

The service was first established in 1954 as the Radiodiffusion de la France Outre-Mer (RFOM). It was renamed a year later as the Société de radiodiffusion de la France d'outre-mer (SORAFOM).

This was replaced in 1964, following the creation of the Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française, by the Office de coopération radiophonique (OCORA).

In August 1974, OCORA became a part of the reformulated FR3: a network of regional television stations in mainland France. FR3's overseas operations were known as FR3 DOM-TOM and, unlike the arrangement in metropolitan France, were in charge of both television and radio.

In December 1982, France's overseas broadcasting operations were removed from FR3 and invested in the current organization, the Société de Radiodiffusion et de télévision Française pour l'Outre-mer (RFO).

In July 2004, Réseau France Outre-mer (RFO) was reunited with the French mainland's public broadcasters when it was merged into the France Télévisions network.

On 30 November 2010, Réseau France Outre-mer have been renamed Réseau Outre-Mer 1ère.

Network servicesEdit

Radio and televisionEdit

La Première network manages nine generalist television channels and nine radio stations, broadcast in the eleven regions, departments or communities of Overseas France. They bear the name of "Pays" La Première, where "Country" is replaced by the name of the department or territory. The group also owns the former national television channel France Ô and the national radio station, Radio Outre-mer La Première (formerly Radio Ô).

La Première radio is available only in overseas territories/departments and on the Internet via the website The content changes depending on what radio station you're listening to online or depending on where you live in the overseas territories/departments just like France 3 does with the regional news bulletins such as 12/13, Soir 3 or other regional shows. It also offers free streaming online for radio and TV. The television broadcast on the website is only for those who live in the overseas territories/departments.

Local generalist television and radio stations
Department or territory Radio Television
Station Creation date Channel Creation date
Saint Barthélemy
Guadeloupe La Première
(French and Guadeloupe Creole)
1937 Guadeloupe La Première
(French and Guadeloupe Creole)
December 22, 1964
French Guiana Guyane La Première
(French and French Guianese Creole)
June 9, 1951 Guyane La Première
(French and French Guianese Creole)
January 13, 1967
Martinique Martinique La Première
(French and Martinique Creole)
October 22, 1937 Martinique La Première
(French and Martinique Creole)
July 12, 1964
Mayotte Mayotte La Première
(French and Mahorais)
February 1961 Mayotte La Première
(French and Mahorais)
December 21, 1986
New Caledonia Nouvelle-Calédonie La Première
June 3, 1937 Nouvelle-Calédonie La Première
October 19, 1965
French Polynesia Polynésie La Première
(French and Tahitian)
1949 Polynésie La Première
(French and Tahitian)
October 3, 1965
Réunion Réunion La Première
(French and Réunion Creole)
1929 Réunion La Première
(French and Réunion Creole)
December 24, 1964
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre and Miquelon La Première
1930 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon La Première
April 20, 1967
Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna La Première
(French, Wallisian and Futunien)
April 21, 1979 Wallis and Futuna La Première
(French, Wallisian and Futunien)

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