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July 4, 2011
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Hi everybody !

 

In France, the main TV channels offer to watch some TV program again on the Internet: we call it "replay" (we use the English word). For us, French people, it's very convenient if there are many programs that we'd like to watch at the same time. But I think it could also be a great way to learn a language : first, because all the shows are in French, and also because it's a way to immerse yourself in the French culture. So here are some interesting links (I ranked them from the most popular channel to the least popular) : 

  1. http://videos.tf1.fr/
  2. http://www.m6replay.fr/
  3. http://www.pluzz.fr/
  4. http://player.canalplus.fr/#/emissions/toutes-les-emissions
  5. http://www.w9replay.fr/
  6. http://www.direct8.fr/replay/
  7. http://www.bfmtv.com/replay/
  8. http://videos.arte.tv/fr/videos
  9. http://videos.tmc.tv/
  10. etc…

So I'd like to know if this exists in other countries, in your country, and if it does, could you post some links here ? Hopefully you can watch all those programs abroad …

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July 4, 2011
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My favourite for French by far is http://www.france24.com/ (news only)

Great list! :)

But I'll change this topic title to French – it's best to give language specific resources! People should definitely start separate threads for any resources they have for other languages!

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July 9, 2011
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Hey I've just had a quick look at a few of those links, but it appears I don't have access to the TV series from here in Australia :(

July 9, 2011
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Wow this is awesome. Thanks man! I'm going to try watching these out :) 

I currently Speak:  (Native)   (Fluent/Heritage Language)   (Fluent) Currently Learning:  (things are going slow atm) I truly believe that in Language learning, if there's a will, there's a way. It all has to do with passion, (it's the reason why I speak French and not Spanish [yet])  Ne jamais remettre ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui à demain! Never put off what you can do today for tomorrow! :)  I live through because of my music, that I can do the impossible: to make art without paint, and to speak to people without words. youtube.com/user/liefisguitar 
July 9, 2011
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i'm not sure but i think you can't watch those channels outside of france 'cause of  the copyright  and  advertising stuff

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July 9, 2011
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Well, there's a huge selection and what not, so try them and then see which one's work and what not. You never know… 

I currently Speak:  (Native)   (Fluent/Heritage Language)   (Fluent) Currently Learning:  (things are going slow atm) I truly believe that in Language learning, if there's a will, there's a way. It all has to do with passion, (it's the reason why I speak French and not Spanish [yet])  Ne jamais remettre ce qu'on peut faire aujourd'hui à demain! Never put off what you can do today for tomorrow! :)  I live through because of my music, that I can do the impossible: to make art without paint, and to speak to people without words. youtube.com/user/liefisguitar 
July 10, 2011
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Most of Canal Plus seems to be visible abroad, at least the news-type shows (Le Petit Journal, Les Guignols de L'Info, etc). I've found with other channels some clips may be available from the main page (not the video on demand sites). But it's hit or miss.

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July 10, 2011
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Thanks!

I've added these in to my language favorites. Also, I don't have cable TV but I do have netflix, and there are French movies available to stream from there.

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July 12, 2011
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I will add some resources:

 

http://www.bfmtv.com/rub/live/14/home/live/ – French news channel, 24h, live

http://www.radio-canada.ca/rdi/ – Canadian news channel, 24h, live, Canadian French

http://fr.euronews.net/infos/en-direct/ – French news channel, 24h, live

http://www.arte.fr -> videos -> Arte + 7 – you can watch programmes online for free

 

And some radio stations:

http://www.france-info.com – 24h, live

http://www.chantefrance.com – only French music, listen for entertainment

http://www.nrj.fr – beware, French, music station, but very international

July 17, 2011
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When I was in the UK, I could watch Le petit journal on canal+ website (couldn't watch le 20h sur France 2 though). 

Other popular shows in France: les guignols (on canal +, I used to watch it with my parents when I was younger but not so much now), Kamelot (on m6, my friends are crazy about that)…

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July 17, 2011
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Indeed, Kaamelott is so funny, but I wouldn't advise it to begginers : the language they use is very familiar, and quite unusual. But if you're advanced, go for it, it's worthwhile !

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July 26, 2011
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It's not exactly the free or even the cheapest option but amazon.fr frequently has sales on DVDs. Back in January/February they were having a buy 3 get 3 free sale on selected TV series. I looked up DVDs that were supposed to have closed captioning. I got Chuck seasons 1-2 dubbed in French and the French subtitles are almost exactly the same as what you hear (with some variation such as dropping a word here or there or sometimes translating a word differently). How I Met Your Mother seasons 1-3 had subtitles that were completely different but season 4 was the same. Oh well. I think it was helpful, though. There are French series of course but there weren't really any good ones that were part of that sale. Plus dubbed shows are a bit easier to understand for learners than original stuff, especially with comedy.

 

A good site for studying intensively is http://www.sonsenfrancais.org/ . It takes extracts from TV and film, posts transcripts of them and grades them for difficulty. There's also an intermediate version: http://www.listentofrench.org/

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Those all paid site can you give us some free sites to watch Tv Shows online.

January 1, 2013
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I often use netflix to watch tv shows online. For me this is the best site to watch tv shows.

May 10, 2013
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http://motionempire.me/ is also good site to watch tv shows online. You guys can also upload links of tv shows and can get points by uploading links and can win exciting prices.

June 11, 2013
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Liefisguitar said
Wow this is awesome. Thanks man! I'm going to try watching these out :)  

Dear Liefisguitar,

 

have you tried watching movies and tv shows from http://www.onchannel.net ? The site has alots of new movies posted everyday and also tv shows in full lenght here

 

July 18, 2013
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Mostly i use hulu to watch tv shows online. This is one of the best site t watch tv shows.

August 20, 2013
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http://vidics4.com/ is also a good site to watch tv shows online. I am sure you will like this site.

April 26, 2014
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morinkhuur said

There's an old thread here with a bunch of sites, I'm going to have a play around later to see which ones you can enable sous-titres on.

http://www.fluentin3months.com/forum/resources-2/watch-french-tv-online/

I bought a season of Engrenages, a French cop show (its on Netflix w English subtitles) from Amazon.fr to get the version they sell in France with French subtitles, not English. Note though that the subtitles are not always word for word exactly what they are saying, for space/time constraints. But hearing and picking up the differences is a learning exercise too I guess.

Cyrano de Bergerac youtube.com/watch?v=-poxxofku98

Here are a bunch of an embarrassing looking French teen show but they do have French subtitles

youtube.com/watch?v=BZtx1ThatVw&list=PLAZxBB3JZTj7w3caHHt37WBmqVXSLyhw5

7jours YouTube page has news/panel shows with subtitles

https://www.youtube.com/user/7jours

I did a google search for "videos avec sous-titres" with turned up a lot of possible options I don't have time to check out yet myself. A lot of them with be English or whatever with French subtitles but should be French/French too.

source: http://www.fluentin3months.com/forum/general-discussion/french-tv-with-french-subtitles/#p22051

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