Canal+ hands FTA ents chief wider role

Vivendi-owned pay TV operator Canal+ has given free-to-air channel D8’s director of live and entertainment programming, Franck Appietto, the same responsibilities across Canal+. In his new role, Appietto will report to Canal+ Group CEO Maxime Saada. He will retain his responsibilities at D8 under the channel’s director-general Xavier Gandon. Appietto has held a number of […]

Canal+ axes three thematic channels

French pay TV operator Canal+ is to close three of its thematic channels – youth-oriented Jimmy, culinary channel Cuisine+ and home improvement channel Maison+. The three channels will disappear from the Canalsat bouquet in June next year. The move marks the end of the road for Jimmy, a channel created by Canal+ in 1990 to […]