Bolloré lieutenant to run Canal+ news channel

Bolloré exec Serge Nedjar has been appointed chief of Canal+ news channel iTele.

The new iTele chief is close to Vincent Bolloré, the president of Canal+ owner Vivendi. Prior to taking the new role, Nedjar has been running the Direct Matin newspaper and regional division of Bolloré Média.

Previously he launched the Direct 8 DTT channel and has worked at various publishing groups.

At iTele he replaces Cécilia Ragueneau, who left the channel amid a raft of exec changes at Canal+ .

Canal+ said William Zeller and Virginia Chomicki retain their positions at iTele as managing editor and deputy channel director respectively.