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Altice names new local TV chief to develop French business

Altice France has named Emmanuel Roye to head up local TV initiatives in France as deputy director in charge of BFM Regions.

In his new post, Roye will be in charge of Altice’s deployment of local media activities in France, particularly to launch of new regional TV channels. Among these is BFM Lyon, formerly known as Télé Lyon Métropole (TLM), which Altice agreed to acquire last month. The acquisition of the channel, which has served Lyon for the last 30 years, is expected to be completed next year.

The acquisition of a Lyon operation comes two years after the launch of BFM Paris, following the acquisition of Paris local channel Cap 24. Roye will also be charged with leading the Paris channel’s development.

Roye, who will work closely with Hervé Béroud , director of news and information at the group, and advertising chief Pierre-Henry Medan, was previously deputy director of NRJ Group and chief executive of Lagardére Métropoles. He has also played leading roles in a number of local TV operations including TV8 Montblanc, 7L Télévision Montpelier and Grand Littoral TV.