Rémy Pflimlin

Former France Télévisions boss dies at 62

Former France Télévisions director-general Rémy Pflimlin has died at the age of 62. Pflimlin died on Saturday. According to French press reports, he was hospitalised a month ago at the Pitié Salpêtrière hospital for cancer treatment. “It is with great sadness that Delphine Ernotte -Cunci, director-general of France Télévisions, the management and employees have learned […]

Pflimlin out as France Télévisions gets new boss

French media regulator the CSA has named the current executive director of Orange France, Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, as the new president of public broadcaster France Télévisions, replacing Rémy Pflimlin when his current term ends. Ernotte-Cunci, 48, who will take up her new role on August 22 and will serve for a five-year term, is the first […]

Race for top France Télévisions job heats up

French audiovisual media regulator the CSA has received 33 applications from candidates hoping to replace Rémy Pflimlin (above) as president of public broadcaster France Télévisions when his current term ends. The CSA has not divulged the identity of the candidates, but has said it will draw up a shortlist that will be made public, on […]

Ex-France 3 boss named Canal+ thematic channels chief

French pay TV operator Canal+ has named former France Télévisions executive Thierry Langlois as head of its thematic channels. He will occupy a new post that groups together documentary, art and lifestyle, entertainment and kids channels in a single structure. Langlois will also be charged with heading up Canal+’s sport and cinema services. Langlois, who […]

France Televisions to shed 600 jobs

Pubcaster France Télévisions is cutting 600 jobs in a bid to reduce a massive budget shortfall. The broadcaster has been seeking to cut costs after government funding levels fell and it was forced to stop primetime TV advertising. At a press conference yesterday, France Télévisions president Remy Pflimlin announced plans for 600 voluntary job losses […]

Euro pubcaster chiefs demand ERT is restored

Fifty European pubcaster bosses have demanded the Greek government reverses its decision to shutter national broadcaster ERT. France Televisions’ Remy Pflimlin, DR’s Maria Rørbye Rønn, ZDF’s Thomas Bellut, Rai’s Anna Maria Tarantola, the BBC’s Tony Hall and RTVE’s Leopoldo Gonzalez Echenique are among the signatories (above) of an open letter to Greek officials issued through […]

France Télévisions’ Pflimlin calls for review of ad rules

France Télévisions president Rémy Pflimlin has called for a fresh look at the rules governing advertising on the public broadcaster’s channels, but stopped short of calling for an overturning of the ban on advertising in primetime instituted by the previous French government. In an interview with financial daily Les Echos, Pflimlin said the subject should […]

Pflimlin outlines goals for French pubcaster

New digital offerings for kids and a strengthening of France 3’s regional remit are among the priorities outlined by France Télévisions director-general Rémy Pflimlin for the second half of his term in the post. In a message to staff, Pflimlin said that the French public broadcaster faced a number of key challenges for the year […]

Pflimlin may extend France Télévisions redundancies plan

France Télévisions president Rémy Pflimlin has said it may be necessary to extend a voluntary redundancy plan put in place by his predecessor in order to meet cost reduction targets at the public broadcaster. In a letter to partners, Pflimlin played down what he described as “alarmist” speculation that the broadcaster would have to lay […]