Lagardère Active

New shows boost Lagardère Active

The delivery of new shows – notably, season two of Transporteur – le série – helped boost Lagardère Active’s performance in the fourth quarter and delivered a stable year-on-year revenue performance. The TV division of Lagardère’s media arm turned in a 9.9% uptick in revenues over the course of the year, thanks in part to […]

TV production lifts Lagardère Active

TV production and international radio both helped keep Lagardère Active, the French conglomerate’s media arm, on an even keel for the third quarter. International radio activities saw an uplift of 12.2%, while a catching up in deliveries of TV productions helped lift that activity by 6.6%. Lagardère Active’s overall performance was pulled down by a […]

Lagardère Active names new head of programmes

French conglomerate Lagardère’s media arm Lagardère Active has named Caroline Cochaux as director-general of programmes and broadcasting for its French and international TV channels. Cochaux will report to Gérald-Brice Viret, deputy director of French and international TV channels. She was previously director of kids and family programming, with a remit covering channels Gulli, Canal J, […]

TV production timetable contributes to grim quarter for Lagardère Active

A sharp drop in TV production helped push down revenues for Lagardère Active, French conglomerate Lagardère’s media arm, in the fourth quarter of last year, which also saw declines in sales across the breadth of its activities. TV production fell by 23.4% in the quarter. The company said that the year was atypical, with most […]

Lagardère launches Christmas special in Russia

Lagardère Active is to launch a Russian version of its popular French Christmas channel, La Chaîne du Père Noël. The Russian channel, Telekanal Deda Moroza, will be launched a few days after the French channel’s launch on December 1. The service will be available on Rostelecom’s IPTV network in Russia, making it avaialble to about […]

CanalSat and Lagardère team up for Christmas channel

French pay TV platform CanalSat and Lagardère Active’s TV arm have teamed up to launch a seasonal Christmas channel for the third year running. La Chaîne du Père Noël will air exclusively on CanalSat from December 1 until January 5 2014, aimed at under-sevens and parents. The channel, which will air without advertising from 06:00-22:00 […]

TV production and channels boost Lagardère Active

A strong performance from its TV production arm and a decent showing from TV channels helped compensate a decline in advertising elsewhere to deliver like-for-like revenue growth of 1.6% for Lagardère Active in the first quarter. The French conglomerate’s media arm delivered revenues of €222 million for the quarter, up 1.6% on a comparable basis […]

Lagardère names channels executive

Lagardère has named Gérald-Brice Viret as deputy head of TV channels at its Lagardère Active arm. Viret succeeds Antoine Villeneuve, who has left the group to pursue personal projects. Viret, who will be charged with developing the activities of channels Bulli, Canal J, Tiji and June as well as MCM, Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD […]