Delphine Ernotte-Cunci

EBU elects BBC director general Tony Hall as next president

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has appointed BBC director general Tony Hall as its next president, with France Télévisions CEO, Delphine Ernotte Cunci, to serve as vice-president. Hall and Cunci will take up their new roles from January 1, 2019 for a two-year period, following their election by an absolute majority at the EBU’s 80th General Assembly […]

France Télévisions chief gives shape to cost-cutting plan

France Télévisions boss Delphine Ernotte plans to cut 180 posts as part of a cost-saving drive in the face of the latest wave of cuts to the public broadcaster’s budget, according to a report in the Journal du Dimanche. Faced with a rebellion by journalists at the end of last month over plans to reduce […]

Xavier Couture to leave France Télévisions

France Télévisions’ programming chief Xavier Couture is to leave the group early next year to focus on personal projects. Couture, who is director of strategy and programming at the public broadcaster, will leave at the end of January or the beginning of February. News of Couture’s departure was first reported by news site on […]

France Télévisions news chief resigns as crisis envelops broadcaster

France Télévisions director of news Michel Field has resigned amid a crisis enveloping the French public broadcaster. Field’s departure comes amid protests by the pubcaster’s editorial team against the decision by France Télévisions to replace David Pujadas, the long-term presenter of the flagship 20:00 evening news show, with Anne-Sophie Lapix, formerly presenter of a show […]

France Télévisions replaces Pluzz with

France Télévisions has launched a new online video portal combining all live, catch-up and paid for online video content and replacing the former Pluzz catch-up and video-on-demand services. The launch of the new site,, is the first major step towards the launch of a wider subscription video-on-demand offering in later this year designed to […]

France Télévisions chief highlights Netflix rival SVOD project’s progress

France Télévisions’ plans for a new SVOD service are progressing well, with agreements in principle signed with five production groups, according to director-general Delphine Ernotte-Cunci. In an interview with French financial daily Les Echos, Ernotte-Cunci said that the planned revamp of the broadcaster’s existing catch-up and video-on-demand service was on track for May, with the […]

France Télévisions’ plans for Netflix rival take shape

France Télévisions has been in touch with about 10 major producers about securing content for its forthcoming SVOD service to rival Netflix in the French market, with a possible revenue-share arrangement – and potential equity participation by the producers – in mind, according to French financial daily Les Echos. France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte-Cunci revealed […]

France Télévisions chief outlines plan for French alternative to Netflix

France Télévisions hopes to move forward with plans to create a new SVOD platform to distribute French content and offer a counterweight in France to the likes of Netflix and Amazon by autumn next year, according to France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte-Cunci. Addressing a French parliamentary hearing, Ernotte-Cunci said that it was crucially important to […]

Conseil d’État rejects claims of partiality in CSA pubcaster chief choice

France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État, has rejected a set of complaints by two unions, the DFDT and the DVE-CGC, against media regulator the CSA concerning the process by which Delphone Ernotte-Cunci was chosen as president of public broadcaster France Télévisions. The unions had alleged a number of irregularities in the process, including that the […]

New France Télévisions boss sets out her stall

France Télévisions president-to-be Delphine Ernotte-Cunci intends to focus on enabling the broadcaster to adapt to changing conditions while maintaining its core public service values, with a strong emphasis on decentralisation, according to the strategic plan she submitted as part of her application for the job, which has now been made publicly available by regulator the […]