TV5MONDE, initially named TV5, was created in 1984 in Paris and it is the leading French language channel broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Thanks to its 9 separate and localised feeds and TiVi5MONDE, a channel dedicated to young viewers in the USA, it reaches more than 235 million households and 50 million viewers every week in 200 countries and territories making TV5MONDE one of the most widely distributed channels in the world.
Programming originates from 5 different countries, including France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada and French speaking Africa. There are 9 regional channels: TV5MONDE France/Belgium/Switzerland, TV5MONDE Europe, TV5MONDE Orient, TV5MONDE Africa, TV5MONDE Asia, TV5MONDE Pacific, TV5MONDE Latin America, TV5MONDE Quebec and Canada, TV5MONDE USA. Programming includes daily newscasts, films and series, entertainment programs, documentaries, cultural programmes and international sports coverage.
World distribution of TV5MONDE is unique in that it is broadcasted via 52 satellites and more than 3,000 different cable and IPTV systems. In addition, TV5MONDE is available in 25 thousand hotels, broadcasting to more than 50 million Francophone & Francophile travellers.
Video journalist Pacom Bagula has dedicated much of his research to women entrepreneurs in eastern DRC who have built successful businesses with microcredits. Through feature-length and web documentaries, this project tells his story.