Rodolphe Belmer

Rodolphe Belmer to take over at TF1 Group

TF1 president and CEO Gilles Pélisson is to step down, initially from his role as CEO, to be replaced by ex-Canal+ and Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer. Péllisson has proposed Belmer to be voted in as CEO by the company’s administrative board on October 27, when the president and CEO roles will be split between the […]

Eutelsat CEO joins Netflix board

Netflix has added Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Belmer to its board, in a move it said would expand the breadth of the company’s global and entertainment experience. Belmer has been chief executive of satellite operator Eutelsat since March 2016, prior to which he spent many years at Canal+ Group – joining in 2001 and becoming head […]

Eutelsat turns in better than expected results

Satellite operator Eutelsat saw a 2% like-for-like drop in video revenues in the six months to December to €455.4 million, contributing to an overall drop of 0.9% in revenues to €755 million. EBITDA dropped by 2% to €588 million. Net income rose by 2.2% to €192 million for the company’s fiscal first half. The company […]

Eutelsat to focus on video, connectivity as industry momentum slows

Eutelsat will focus on video and connectivity as part of a new strategy designed to address “slowing industry-wide momentum”. Announcing its new ‘strategic priorities and financial objectives’, Eutelsat said that it will adopt a “two-step strategy”. Step one will see it bring in immediate measures to maximise free-cash-flow generation in its core businesses of video, […]

Eutelsat CEO to step down, ex-Canal+ chief named as successor

Eutelsat CEO Michel de Rosen will step down in March 2016 and be succeeded by former Canal+ chief executive Rodolphe Belmer, the satellite operator has confirmed. De Rosen, who turns 65 next year, will remain non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Eutelsat until the end of his current mandate in November 2016. Belmer, […]

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 […]

Canal+ ejects Belmer, ups Saada to CEO role

Canal+ has relieved CEO Rodolphe Belmer of his duties and named EVP and head of pay TV Maxime Saada as his replacement with immediate effect. Canal+ has also raised chief financial officer Grégoire Castaing to the group’s management board, which now comprises, Saada, Castaing and Canal+ president Bertrand Méheut. Belmer was previously viewed as being […]

Vivendi to create new content unit headed by Canal+’s Belmer

Vivendi is creating a new content unit to be headed by Canal+ CEO Rodolphe Belmer, who will take on new responsibilities at the pay TV operator’s parent company in addition to his existing role, according to an internal email obtained by French news service BFM TV. According to the email, circulated to Vivendi staff on […]