Thanks to the unique European TV station landscape were still quite a large group of them is financed by mandatory fees from all TV owners, when those TV stations get innovative they can do things that elsewhere still seem not be possible.
After the BBC has recently got approval to provide parts of its program via Web-TV now European TV station Arte will provide the final TV duel of the two remaining candidates for presidency in France live terrestrial and via Web-TV today at 20:00 GMT. The “show” will be kept available online for at least another week and – like most of Arte’s program – will be available in French and German.
France is voting next Sunday for the successor of outgoing Jacques Chirac who was President of France since May 1995. During the first ballot on April 22nd none of the 12 candidates could reach an absolute majority. The two candidate with the most votes from that ballot – right-wing Sarkozy (about 31 percent of 37 Million votes) and mid/left-wing Royal (about 26 percent of votes) – will stand in the run-off poll this Sunday.
Note: While many people have expected to see those two candidates to go into the second ballot, the most interesting outcome from the first ballot was that extreme right-wing Front National candidate Le Pen, who during the last elections even made it into the run-off poll, has substantially lost ground and was seen as the biggest looser of these elections.
More information at Arte (French or German)
- Europe: Get your A-Levels for surfing
- ARTE.TV: Best General Overview on AIDS
- Europe: European Innovation Scoreboard 2006 published
- Web: 100 million web sites milestone reached
Why learn Maths or Physics when surfing the waves does the job?
In France surfing is now officially part of the curriculum for the Baccalaureat (A-Levels / high school diploma). This week the first 43 contestants took their practical and oral tests in south-west France near Bordeaux.
“…with sun shine, a breeze from the east and more than one meter high waves on the Atlantic the weather conditions were especially good…” said…
We always liked Jean-Christophe Victor geo-political series “Le Dessous des Cartes” for European TV station Arte.tv. Every week since years he describes political topics with maps and info graphics. And for each episode there is a slide show with all the graphics put online. This year they have also created a 3-part special on AIDS…
The European Innovation Scoreboard measures the innovation performance of a country’s economy based on a wide range of 25 indicators, from education to expenditure in Information and Communication Technologies, investment in R&D or number of patents. Countries with a more homogeneous behavior in all aspects of innovation tend to achieve higher overall scores.
“…For the fourth consecutive year, the innovation gap between the US and the EU has decreased. The Nordic countries and Switzerland continue to be the innovation leaders worldwide, while many of the new Member States are steadily catching up with the EU average. These are some of the main findings of the European Innovation Scoreboard 2006, published today. The report presents a comparative analysis of the innovation performance of European countries, the US and Japan…
Internet monitoring company Netcraft today reported that there are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet. This is an increase of about 3.5 million sites since last month and the Internet continues its strong growth seen throughout 2006. Blogs and small business web sites have driven the explosive growth this year together [...]