France Ô

France Ô
France Ô
Launched 25 March 1998
Owned by France Télévisions
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 2.4% (5 August 2012, )
Country France
Formerly called RFO Sat (1998–2004)
Sister channel(s) France 2
France 3
France 4
France 5
France 24
TNT Channel 19
CanalSat Channel 170
Bis Televisions Channel 29
TNTSAT Channel 19
Noos Channel 51
Freebox TV Channel 152
Orange TV Channel 32
Neuf TV Channel 24
Alice Channel 32
DartyBox Channel 32

France Ô (pronounced: [fʁɑ̃s o]) is a French public television network featuring programming from the French overseas departments and collectivities in Metropolitan France. It is part of the France Télévisions group. Its overseas counterpart is Outre-Mer 1ère.

It is available through cable, satellite, ADSL and digital terrestrial television.

Formerly known as RFO Sat, the channel was originally broadcasting 9 hours per day only. It was re-branded France Ô in 2004 in order to better show it was part of the France Télévisions group. The "O" stands for Outre-mer (overseas), and the accent shows that the channel was opened to all accents and dialects of the world,[1] but also ensures that the name of the channel is not read as France 0 ("France zéro").

The channel became available in overseas territories in November 2010, replacing the RFO-operated Tempo.


  1. Desroses, Sandrine (1 March 2005). "France Ô remplace RFO Sat". Retrieved 9 April 2008.

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