Olivier Schrameck appointed head of CSA

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 10-01-2013

Olivier Schrameck has been appointed by French president François Hollande to replace Michel Boyon as head of TV regulatory body CSA as of 24 January.

Aged 61, the state counsellor and former ambassador was first advisor to former PM Lionel Jospin at Matignon from 1997 to 2002. The French presidency denies that this is a political appointment.

Over 2013, CSA, which is in charge of TV content, will undergo major reform with new prerogatives with the aim of making more like the telecom regulator Arcep, which is in charge of networks.