Rodolphe Belmer

Mediawan buying France’s AB Groupe

Mediawan, the media investment consortium set up by producer Pierre-Antoine Capton, Iliad Telecom founder Xavier Niel and Lazard France chief Matthieu Pigasse, is buying French production, channels and distribution player AB Groupe for €270 million (US$288 million). The investment group, which said that the acquisition would be a “first step towards building a leading independent […]

Rodolphe Belmer resurfaces at satellite firm

Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen will step down in March 2016 and be succeeded by former Canal+ chief executive Rodolphe Belmer, the satellite operator has confirmed. De Rosen, who turns 65 next year, will remain non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Eutelsat until the end of his current mandate in November 2016. Belmer […]

Bolloré plans to bring Canal+ closer to Vivendi

Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré is planning to make significant changes to the organisation of Canal+, according to French press reports. According to Le Figaro, citing an unnamed source close to the process, the Vivendi boss will make an announcement this week that will see the pay TV operator more closely integrated with Vivendi. According to […]

Canal+ ousts CEO Belmer

Canal+ has relieved CEO Rodolphe Belmer of his duties and named executive VP and head of pay TV Maxime Saada as his replacement with immediate effect. The French pay TV giant has also raised chief financial officer Grégoire Castaing to the group’s management board, which now comprises Saada, Castaing and Canal+ president Bertrand Méheut (pictured […]

Vivendi ‘to create new content unit’

Vivendi is creating a new content unit to be headed by Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who will take on new responsibilities at the pay TV operator’s parent company in addition to his existing role, according to an internal email obtained by French news service BFM TV. According to the email, circulated to Vivendi staff on […]

Canal+’s Belmer speaks against change to SVOD window

Canal+ chief Rodolphe Belmer has spoken out against any significant changes to the ordering of rules governing the window in which films are made available on-demand in France. Speaking at the Rencontres Cinématographiques event in Dijon on Friday, Belmer, who named last week as director-general of Canal+ Group, said that there was no need to […]