France 4


France 4’s future secured after Macron intervention

France Télévisions’ youth-focused channel France 4, which had been facing the axe, has been reprieved following the personal intervention of President Emmanuel Macron. France 4 had previously been pencilled in for closure in 2020 but was reprieved due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Macron has now intervened, Tweeting that the channel had “secured […]

France 4 wins one-year reprieve, France Ô to close

Public broadcaster France Télévisions’ channel for children and young people, France 4, has been granted a one-year stay of execution by the new French culture minister, Roselyne Bachelot, according to news magazine Le Parisien. However, international channel France Ô will cease broadcasting as scheduled on August 23. The closure of France 4 and France Ô […]

French authors and producers’ groups slam France 4 closure plan

French minister of culture Franck Riester has confirmed plans to close down France Télévisions youth channel France 4 along with international service France Ô, next year, to the consternation of groups representing creatives in the country. Riester’s confirmation of the closure came at the signature of an agreement on plans to ensure France Télévisions’ continued […]

Terry Thullier lands France 2 job, new top team for France 4

France Télévisions group news chief Terry Thullier will replace Philippe Vilamitjana at France 2, while children’s chief Tiphaine de Raguenel will be one of two execs now running France 4. Local reports say Vilamitjana was ousted after his new season scheduled failed to gain traction, leading to this week’s changes. Thullier will remain as news […]