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News brief: Canal+ hires France 2 exec

Canal+ has appointed France 2’s director of information, Thierry Thuillier, as its sports director, effective June 15.

Thuillier will reports to Canal+ Group deputy general director, Maxime Saada, and will be responsible for editing Canal+’s pay sports channels.

He joined France Télévisions as director of information in 2010 and become programme director of France 2, one of the state-owned group’s national channels, in October 2013.