Former Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer is taking cost of TF1.

Belmer will probably be proposed at an upcoming board assembly by present CEO and Chairman Gilles Pélisson, who will step down early subsequent yr earlier than becoming a member of TF1 proprietor Bouygues group as Senior Vice President accountable for Media and Development.

Belmer joins from Atos however was with Canal+ for 14 years, working as CEO and Group CEO for almost all of the time.

“I’m delighted that Rodolphe Belmer, whom I’ve recognized for a few years, has accepted my provide to hitch TF1 group, and need him each success in his function,” mentioned Pélisson. “His monitor report on the head of a number of main French multinationals, and his expertise in media and streaming, imply he’s ideally ready to satisfy the challenges we face and to steer the long-term growth of the TF1 group.”

Belmer added: “I’m satisfied that collectively we will meet the a number of challenges of the brand new media panorama, and open up new growth and development prospects for TF1 group within the digital period.”

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The information is available in an enormous week for French broadcasting following the deserted merger of TF1 with Bertelsmann-owned M6 as a consequence of competitors points.

M6 is now up on the market and Bertelssman CEO Thomas Rabe has welcomed bids.

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