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Pflimlin out as France Télévisions gets new boss

French media regulator the CSA has named the current executive director of Orange France, Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, as the new president of public broadcaster France Télévisions, replacing Rémy Pflimlin when his current term ends.

Delphine Ernotte-CunciErnotte-Cunci, 48, who will take up her new role on August 22 and will serve for a five-year term, is the first woman to take the helm at the pubcaster.

In its note on the decision to appoint her, the CSA highlighted her “solid management skills”, her “strong attachment to public service” and her awareness of changing video consumption habits.

Ernotte-Cunci beat off competition from a shortlist of seven candidates drawn from an initially much wider field of applicants.

remy_pflimlin_1Pflimlin, who has been in the job since August 2010, was one of those vying for the post.

In the final stage of the process, the CSA chose her over Pascal Josèphe, the founder of International MédiaConsultants Associés (IMCA) and a former head of TF1.