Management change at Orange ends TV content focus

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 03-02-2012

Jean-Paul Cottet, currently Orange group’s Executive VP of Marketing and Innovation, will now also assume responsibility for new growth activities at France Telecom-Orange.

This management shift at Orange Content Division signals the end of Orange’s focus on the TV content business.
Cottet will replace Xavier Couture who has been named special assistant to CEO Stéphane Richard and who will take up responsibility for relations with the audiovisual sector.
Couture joined France Telecom–Orange in May 2008 as Content Director, before managing New Growth Activities Division at the end of 2010. Over the years, he has been in charge of a number of matters related to the Group’s audiovisual content development policy. He formerly came from TF1 and Canal+.