French Government requests strategic plan from FTV

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 13-12-2012

On Wednesday, the French Minister of Culture and Communications publicly asked France Télévisions' president Rémy Pflmilin to set up a convincing strategic plan, based on public service missions.
Interviewed by radio station RTL, Aurélie Filipetti spoke up against the ongoing policy at France Télévisions, and asked for a "strategic plan based on clear missions regarding backing creation, increasing kids and educational programming, as well as quality news".
Filipetti was indirectly referring to Rémy Pflimlin's announcement last week of his plan to set up an extended nightly news programme at France 3 that would cancel weekly documentary and magazine slots. This announcement caused anger from the French TV creative and production companies.
Over the whole of the France Televisions group, some €130 million will have to be cut next year.