Canal+’s Pujol promoted to C8 programme chief

France’s Canal+ has put Vincent Pujol in charge of free-to-air channel C8.

Pujol is promoted from head of scheduling at C8 and another digital free TV network, CStar, to programme director.

He will report to Franck Appietto, who became managing director of C8 a year ago as part of a restructuring that handed in control of all live and entertainment programmes at Vivendi-owned Canal+.

That restructure saw a number of top-level programming and channel management that followed French conglomerate Vivendi taking tighter control of Canal+.

Pujol has been with Canal+ since 2014, having previously worked at M6 Group.

Vivendi and Italian broadcaster Mediaset this week decided tosue each other over their ongoing spat relating to the collapse of the former’s takeover of pay TV company Mediaset Premium.