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Aug 7, 2014 12:48 PM by Dave Fields

LUS Fiber deal adds children's French channel

A deal between LUS Fiber and TiVi5MONDE Kids will result in the launch of America's first French-language channel devoted solely to children's programming in Lafayette.

"It's important to encourage youth to embrace our French heritage," explained Terry Huval, Director, LUS Fiber. "This is why LUS Fiber sought out to be one of the first cable companies to host this channel."

TiVi5MONDE Kids is America's first and only 24/7 French language children's network. LUS Fiber customers will be able to enjoy cartoons, educational series and scripted series for children and tweens. However, programming will not solely be targeted to French Immersion students, but teachers and parents as well, LUS Fiber explains in a release. The release says that channel will act as an exciting tool to compliment traditional foreign language education covering the basic linguistic skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening.

LUS Fiber officials say that, along with the family-friendly programming, TiVi5MONDE Kids will offer free lesson plans to teachers. Included within the agreement struck by LUS Fiber, TiVi5MONDE Kids will train local teachers how to incorporate the network and free online tools into their classroom education plans.

"LUS Fiber is proud to be part of this city. Offering TiVi5MONDE Kids is an example of our investment in Lafayette's future," said Huval.

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