Delphine Ernotte

France Télévisions should drop SVOD plan, says ex-programing chief

France Télévisions should abandon its plan for a new subscription video-on-demand platform and transform existing linear channels into digital offerings, according to a confidential report prepared by the public broadcaster’s former programming chief, Xavier Couture. Couture, who recently left France Télévisions to focus on personal projects, prepared a report ahead of his departure in which […]

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 […]

Watchdog marks France Télévisions report card

French media regulator the CSA has given public broadcaster France Télévisions a broadly positive report on the first year of execution of its plan for the 2016-20 period, while highlighting areas that still need improvement. According to the regulator, the pubcaster has gone some way towards upping its game in support of French and European […]

France Télévisions envisaging SVOD launch next spring

France Télévisions director-general Delphine Ernotte remains committed to the launch of a new subscription video-on-demand platform to take on Netflix, but the project is now unlikely to see the light of day until the spring of next year. According to French press reports, the SVOD platform will have a budget of around €15 million over […]

CSA boss opposes reintroduction of advertising on pubcaster

Olivier Schrameck, the chief executive of French media regulator the CSA, has expressed his opposition to any return of advertising on public broadcaster France Télévisions’ main channel after 20:00. Speaking to Le Monde newspaper, Schrameck said that public service broadcasting had a specific role to play and that the introduction of advertising would have a […]

Former Canal+ chief Belmer joining France Televisions

Rodolphe Belmer, dismissed as Canal+ chief executive, has been hired by the new director-general of public broadcaster France Televisions Delphine Ernotte to lead a strategic orientation committee, according to Le Figaro, which broke the story. According to Le Figaro, Belmer will head a 12-strong committee that will assist Ernotte in developing possible strategies for the […]