the rapporteur of the Council of State recommends maintaining the record fine against C8

the rapporteur of the Council of State recommends maintaining the record fine against C8
the rapporteur of the Council of State recommends maintaining the record fine against C8

” Jerk “, “tocard”, “you’re a piece of shit”… The public rapporteur of the Council of State recommended, Friday May 24, to maintain the record 3.5 million euros fine imposed last year by Arcom on the C8 channel after the anthology of insults launched during of a program by its star host Cyril Hanouna to the deputy La France insoumise (LFI) Louis Boyard.

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“Contrary to what is claimed” by the channel of the Canal+ group which contested the sanction, it does not “there is little doubt that the kind qualifiers addressed” live by the presenter of “Touche pas à mon poste” (TPMP) to the elected official on November 10, 2022 “constitute many insults”justifies the rapporteur in particular, according to his conclusions consulted by Agence France-Presse.

Former TPMP columnist, 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”citing billionaire Vincent Bolloré, shareholder of companies in Africa and owner of the Canal+ group.

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Rain of calls to order from Arcom

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.

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Friday, the public rapporteur recommended the rejection of the two appeals filed before the Council of State by C8 against these two measures. In addition to the proven nature of “insults” spoken by Cyril Hanouna, “it is quite obvious that the host prevented his guest from criticizing the main shareholder of the group”notes the magistrate.

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 Canal+ group channel 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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