Franck Melloul joins forthcoming international Israeli news channel

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 05-11-2012

Former director of strategy at Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF) and head of international development of France 24, Franck Melloul, has been tapped to run the forthcoming international Israeli news channel.

Unnamed as yet, this channel will start broadcasting in French, English and Arabic as of Q1 2013.

The new channel is financed by French business man Patrick Drahi, who is also Numericable’s main shareholder and the boss of Isreali TV and phone group Hot. The new channel will be headquartered in Tel-Aviv.