Saragosse reappointed as France Médias Monde plans Spanish France 24

Marie-Christine Saragosse

Marie-Christine Saragosse

French media regulator the CSA has reappointed Marie-Christine Saragosse as president of France’s international media outfit France Médias Monde for a further five years.

Saragosse will serve as head of the organization, which operates news channel France 24, RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) for a further five-year terms from October 5.

The CSA said that France Médias Monde’s position had improved significantly under Saragosse’s stewardship, which had seen the integration of the three entities that make up the organization, the launch of new digital initiatives and growth in the group’s audience.

Saragosse has proposed an expansion of the group’s activities, including notably the planned launch of a Spanish-language version of France 24 by 2022 in partnership with the Spanish-speaking editorial team of RFI, and the launch of a digital service in Turkish.

Other plans include the launch of RFI in African languages, the launch of France 24 in HD in different markets, distribution of France 24 on digital-terrestrial platforms in Africa, distribution via OTT in North America and distribution via social networks, digital platforms and by syndication in the Arab world.