France Televisions

France Télévisions should drop SVOD plan, says ex-programing chief

France Télévisions should abandon its plan for a new subscription video-on-demand platform and transform existing linear channels into digital offerings, according to a confidential report prepared by the public broadcaster’s former programming chief, Xavier Couture. Couture (pictured), who recently left France Télévisions to focus on personal projects, prepared a report ahead of his departure in […]

Banijay scripted chief Candilis moves to France Télévisions

France Télévisions has confirmed the appointment of Banijay Group’s head of scripted, Takis Candilis, as second-in-command of the French pubcaster. He will take up his new position on February 26 and replace Xavier Couture, but also take on extended responsibilities, which include all genres. Couture left France Télévisions this week after announcing his exit to […]

Turner EMEA rejigs with France Télévisions exec joining

Turner EMEA has put a new management structure in place for Southern Europe and Africa, with long serving France Télévisions channels exec Julien Borde joining in a senior post. Borde (above right) has been named head of channels – kids and general entertainment in France, French-speaking Europe Africa and Israel, leaving his post as managing […]

France Télévisions SVOD service delayed

France Télévisions remains committed to the launch of a new SVOD platform to take on Netflix, but the project is now unlikely to see the light of day until the spring of next year. About ten French production groups have agreed to license part of their catalogues on a revenue-share basis for the project, but […]

Programming chief to leave France Télévisions

France Télévisions’ programming chief Xavier Couture is to leave the group early next year to focus on personal projects. Couture, who is director of strategy and programming at the public broadcaster, will leave at the end of January or the beginning of February. News of Couture’s departure was first reported by news site on […]

France Télévisions budget woes deepen

French parliamentarians have withdrawn support for a move to ameliorate an additional €50 million (US$58.8 million) in budget cuts imposed on the country’s public broadcaster, France Télévisions. Deputies from the ruling La République en Marche party quashed moves to modify the cuts by about €20 million by pushing back new rules that will prevent advertising […]

Pubcasters pact to combat Netflix, Amazon threat

Two of Europe’s primary public broadcasters are strategically combining their arsenals to combat the growing threat of Netflix and Amazon. France Télévisions and Italy’s Rai will coproduce a range of high-end programmes across genres such as drama, documentaries, animation and entertainment. These will all be in English “in order to be able to compete on […]

France Télévisions, Super RTL welcome Mike

Pubcaster France Télévisions and Germany’s Super RTL have pre-bought TeamTO’s latest animated series, Take it Easy Mike. The hyper-realistic slapstick toon is currently in pre-production ahead of delivery in 2018 and broadcast debut in 2019. The 78x7mins, non-dialogue comedy series follows a pug with refined tastes, whose attempts to seduce the neighbour’s dog are undone […]

France Télévisions names Recayte successor

France Télévisions has appointed pay TV veteran Julien Verley as its new director of commercial development, charged with overseeing the French public broadcaster’s commercial units and production activities. Verley, who will take up his post on May 9, succeeds Laetitia Recayte, who has occupied the role since August 2015. The role involves supervision of the […]

Laetitia Recayte leaving France Télévisions

Laetitia Recayte is exiting France Télévisions this summer. The former Newen Group exec joined the French pubcaster in a wide-ranging rights exploitation role in late 2015, but is soon leaving the French pubcaster. French trade title Satellifax broke the news this morning. It reported that Recayte’s decision to leave France Télévisions was based upon her remuneration […]

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