Denis Olivennes


Lagardère confirms replacement for Candilis

Lagardère has confirmed the exit of its TV chief, Takis Candilis, and the appointment of Christophe Thoral as his replacement. Candilis (right) has been running the French conglomerate’s TV division, now known as Lagardère Studios, for eight years. In confirming his departure, the company said he has “decided to embark on a new entrepreneurial adventure, […]

Takis Candilis out at Lagardère

Longstanding Lagardère executive Takis Candilis has left the media giant, according to numerous reports out of France. Candilis has been a senior exec at the French company, running its TV division and spearheading much of its recent M&A activity and growth. Last year the French conglomerate rebranded its content division Lagardère Studios as part of […]

Lagardère buys Spanish prodco Boomerang

Lagardère has acquired Spanish producer Boomerang TV for an undisclosed sum. The French conglomerate’s TV unit, Lagardère Active, has taken an 82% stake with the remainder owned by BTV’s existing management – Pepe Abril, Pedro Ricote and Juan José Diaz – who will remain with the prodco. Abril, Ricote and Diaz run the producer, which […]