the Council of State advises to maintain the fine against C8 – Libération

the Council of State advises to maintain the fine against C8 – Libération
the Council of State advises to maintain the fine against C8 – Libération
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The two appeals filed by the channel before the Council of State were rejected on Friday May 24. She was fined a record 3.5 million euros for insults by Cyril Hanouna towards MP Louis Boyard,

“Jerk”, “tocard”, “you’re a piece of shit”“Contrary to what is claimed” by C8, it does not “there is little doubt that the kind qualifiers addressed” live on the set of Do not touch My TV by Cyril Hanouna to MP Louis Boyard in November 2022 “constitute many insults”, concluded the rapporteur of the Council of State on Friday May 24. Consequently, the public rapporteur recommended maintaining the record fine of 3.5 million euros imposed last year by Arcom on the Canal+ group channel and the rejection of the two appeals filed by C8 before the Council of ‘State.

Former columnist of Do not touch My TV (TPMP), Louis Boyard was invited as a deputy in an issue dedicated to the reception of the Ocean Viking migrant boat. He then triggered the anger of Cyril Hanouna by pointing the finger at the “five richest people” of France who, according to him, “impoverish Africa”, quoting billionaire Vincent Bolloré, shareholder of companies in Africa and owner of the Canal+ group. In addition to the proven nature of “insults” spoken by Cyril Hanouna, “it is quite obvious that the host has indeed prevented his guest from criticizing the main shareholder of the group”, notes the magistrate.

Seized on this sequence of around ten minutes, concluded by the departure of Louis Boyard to the boos of the public, Arcom sanctioned C8 in February 2023 with a record fine of 3.5 million euros. The audiovisual regulator had at the same time put it on notice to respect its obligations in terms of honesty and independence of information.

Controversial host-producer, Cyril Hanouna, 49, is used to slip-ups and his broadcasts have earned C8 a barrage of reminders from Arcom, for a total of 7.5 million euros in fines. . C8, like the other channel of the Canal + group CNews, is applying for the renewal of its digital terrestrial television frequency (DTT) as part of a procedure currently being carried out by Arcom and where their fate is the focus of attention.

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