France 2 MD steps down

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 01-10-2011

Claude-Yves Robin, the managing director of French public broadcaster France 2, has stepped down following several months of underperforming audience ratings.
He will be replaced by Bertrand Mosca, who several years ago headed France 3’s programming.
Over the summer, and since the autumn schedules have been set up, France 2 audience ratings have dropped, with new formats including Family Meeting and talent show Sing-Off: 100% Vocal.
However, president Rémy Pflimlin maintains his strategy in favour of innovation and aims to ensure public TV is different from private TV. Judging France Télévisions with the same criteria as private channels doens’t make sense, he thinks.