Canal+ ups Appietto to D8 chief

Franck Appietto

Franck Appietto

Canal+ has named Franck Appietto as managing director of free-to-air channel D8, replacing Xavier Gandon, who is leaving the broadcaster to pursue a new project.

Appietto, who will retain his current position as director of unscripted programming at Canal+ will report to Canal+ Group CEO Maxime Saada.

Appietto joined Canal+ in 1999. He was named director of unscripted programming across the group in February, while retaining his previous position as director of unscripted and entertainment programming at D8.