Crisis at TV5 Monde: After the departure of Yves Bigot, a France Télévisions executive named interim CEO of the channel

Crisis at TV5 Monde: After the departure of Yves Bigot, a France Télévisions executive named interim CEO of the channel
Crisis at TV5 Monde: After the departure of Yves Bigot, a France Télévisions executive named interim CEO of the channel

It’s official ! Christophe Tardieu, who currently serves as secretary general of France Télévisions, will take over as interim head of TV5 Monde from July 1, 2024 following the resignation of Yves Bigot, the outgoing CEO. Information relayed this Wednesday, June 19, 2024 by the international public channel.

“Waiting for the completion of the current process for the appointment of the future CEO”

According to TV5 Monde, Christophe Tardieu will assume his new responsibilities “waiting for the completion of the current process for the appointment of the future CEO”. The latter will combine these functions with those of secretary general of France Télévisions.

It was at the start of the week, this Monday, that he was appointed by the board of directors on which he sits and which is currently headed by Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, president of France Télévisions. As a reminder in May, when announcing that he was not being reappointed, Yves Bigot revealed that he would resign on June 30. That is, five months before the end of his mandate.

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End clap for Yves Bigot

The Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs have launched a call for applications to succeed him. Yves Bigot replaced Marie-Christine Zaragosse at the head of TV5 Monde in 2012. This ex-journalist was also program director for the RTL station. Twelve years ago, the outgoing CEO was extended for two years, following a second five-year term.

Since its launch in 1984, the famous channel has always been managed and chaired by French people, France controlling more than 60% of its capital thanks to its multiple public companies. TV5 Monde is 11.97% owned by France Médias Monde and 46.42% by France Télévisions. Other foreign audiovisual groups also share shares. As reported by “Le Monde”, the Swiss SSR and the Belgian RTBF each hold 10.53%, compared to 6.32% for Radio-Canada, TV Monaco 5.26%, Télé Québec 4.21%, Arte France 3.12% and Ina 1.65%.

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