Nonce Paolini

TF1 appoints new CEO

France’s biggest commercial broadcast group, TF1, has revealed Gilles Pélisson will succeed Nonce Paolini as CEO. Paolini’s term as chairman and CEO ends in the first quarter of next year and TF1 said Pélisson will take over in February, 2016. “The board of directors thanks Nonce Paolini most sincerely for his nine years at the […]

French news channels in employment offer to head off LCI decision

French free-to-air news channels BFM TV and Canal+-backed i>Télé have reportedly sent a letter to media regulator the CSA promising to recruit two thirds of the staff currently employed by TF1-backed news service LCI if the latter closes down.  The move, reported by financial daily Les Echos, is seen as a last-ditch move to prevent […]

Paolini defends decision to take LCI free-to-air

TF1 Group’s chief executive Nonce Paolini has struck out at Canal+ and other rivals and has said that his group has had no choice but to try to migrate its news channel, LCI to free-to-air on the French digital-terrestrial platform. The move has been blamed for contributing to the rapid decline of the viability of […]

TF1 could close LCI, says Paolini

French commercial broadcaster TF1 could close down news channel LCI unless it obtains approval to turn it into a free-to-air service, according to CEO Nonce Paolini.  LCI, which faces competition from free services BFMTV, owned by NextRadioTV and i>Télé, owned by Canal+, is heavily loss-making for TF1, which has been trying to migrate the service […]

M6 sees revenues slip as TF1’s Paolini hits out at price war tactics

French commercial broadcaster M6 posted declines in revenue across its channels for the first quarter as rival broadcaster TF1’s CEO Nonce Paolini used an interview with Le Figaro newspaper to denounce his competitor’s undercutting of advertising rates. M6 Group posted a fall in ad revenues for its flagship channel of 4.1%, taking the Q1 total […]