Raymond Kuhn, 'The French Media on the World Stage', in Kuhn, The Media in Contemporary France (2011), chapter 7.
If you would like a further overview, you could read the first 11 pages of Jean-Paul Cluzel's report of July 2012 Rapport sur l'audiovisuel extérieur de la France (available as pdf here ). (Cluzel had been tasked with President Hollande to consider again the fusion of RFI and France 24 - like Hollande, he concludes they should be linked but preserve distinct identities)
In the first hour I will present the (stuttering) development of France's outward-facing audiovisual policy since the 1980s, and in particular the project for a French global news channel that culminated in the launch of France 24 in 2006.
In the second hour, we will look at the key components of France's outward-facing audiovisual media provision (France 24, RFI, TV5 and Monte Carlo Doualiya)