"Under ITER's Sun" - The biggest hit in the history of TLP television
Based in Céreste at the foot of the Luberon, TLP-Television is a local station that also cares for its international audience. On 28 March TLP came on site to shoot the international ITER team being introduced to aïoli and the game of pétanque. The footage of this now famous I.T.O.T.H (Iter Top Of The Hill) party was broadcasted twice a day from 13-19 April and can still be accessed on the Internet at the following address: www.tlp.fr. There, go to the Archives section; roll down Catégorie and click on ITER; and click on Rechercher.
"Sous le soleil d'Iter" was a big hit when it was aired over the Manosque and Forcalquier area, and an even bigger one when posted on the Internet: it almost instantly shot to "Most watched program" in the history of the station's web site, with an average of 750 daily connections for two weeks running. Says Sébastien Galaup, TLP Program Director: "People in this area are craving for information about ITER. The program was an opportunity to find out about what was happening on the site, how many people were already at work, and, even more important, to see the "ITER people" and hear them talk about their job... with passion and in French. I do hope we'll be able to do that again." return to Newsline #31