Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Vivendi CEO joins buy outs firm as non-exec chair

Gloo Networks, a company set up to buy and operate consumer brands in the media sector, has appointed Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine as non-executive chairman. De Puyfontaine, along with Gloo’s other directors, will be responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the company – which has set a target to buy media […]

Canal+ sees French subs base decline

French pay TV outfit Canal+’s performance in the first nine months of the year was boosted by strong performances in Africa and Vietnam and by the Canalplay SVOD service in France, but the group was hit by a decline in its French pay TV base. Canal+ Group added 619,000 subscribers in the year to September […]

Vivendi moves for stake in Banijay-Zodiak

French media giant Vivendi is in talks to buy a minority stake in the soon-to-be merged Banijay Group and Zodiak Media production and distribution group. Vivendi confirmed yesterday that it is in exclusive talks to buy into to the new company. In a note in its first half 2015 financial results, the French media firm […]