La Chaîne parlementaire

La Chaîne parlementaire (French for The Parliamentary Channel) is a French television network created, along with its sister station Public Sénat, by law on 30 December 1999.[1][2] It films and re-transmits live and recorded debate twenty-four hours a day, including committee hearings, questions to the government, and discussions concerning parliamentary debates and government policy. There are programs that focus on different levels of government, some programs are about Europe, others about local government. Linked to Public Sénat from its inception, the two channels have shared content. The Public Sénat chain also broadcasts a nightly news analysis program and funds and broadcasts documentaries.

La Chaîne parlementaire
Launched30 December 1999
TNTChannel 13
TV Vlaanderen DigitaalChannel 88
CanalSatChannel 53
Bis TelevisionsChannel 13
CanalDigitaalChannel 200
NumericableChannel 57
MC CableChannel 82
Freebox TVChannel 13
NeufChannel 13
AliceChannel 13
Club internetChannel 13
DartyBoxChannel 13
Orange tvChannel 13

Broadcasting history

It started by broadcasting twice a week, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the afternoons on France 3. On 8 February 2000, the channel started broadcasting activity from the Senate of France. On 31 March 2005, the channel obtained its own TNT frequency.

High-definition (HD) broadcasting of the combined LCP/Public Sénat channel started on 1 July 2015 via satellite in the CanalSat mux as an upscaled HD feed. In January 2017 the HD feed was changed from upscaled into native HD (1920x1080).

See also

  • Legislative broadcaster


  1. "Fiche de synthèse n°65 : La Chaîne Parlementaire (LCP-Assemblée nationale et Public Sénat)". Assemblé nationale (in French). 31 May 2017. Retrieved 20 December 2018..
  2. "LOI n° 99-1174 du 30 décembre 1999 portant création de La Chaîne parlementaire". Legifrance. JORF. 31 December 1999. Retrieved 20 December 2018.

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