Radio-Canada said Thursday it has signed a new agreement with France Télévisions Distribution that will increase the broadcaster's exposure abroad. Under the terms of the initial two-year agreement, which may be renewed, the two broadcasters will ensure distribution of each other’s educational catalogues, a release said. France Télévisions will distribute and commercially exploit Radio-Canada's educational programs, documentaries and news reports in Europe, French-speaking Africa and the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) which is made up of 15 former Soviet republics. Through the deal, more than 30 hours of France Télévisions programming will be also available for a three-year period on the Radio-Canada's Tou.tv online portal. “Radio-Canada is pleased to be able to draw on France Télévisions Distribution’s expertise and international presence to expand the audience for Canadian productions,” Robert Trempe, senior executive director of the CBC/Radio-Canada French services revenue group, said in a statement.