Category: LIFE IN THE CHANNELS

Latest breaking news and information about mediterranean televisions and institutions

France / Reform of public broadcasting

In recent weeks there has been much discussion in the French media about the future of public broadcasting. The word reform has been used. A project presented on September 3rd by the Minister of Culture, Franck Riester, should be adopted in January 2020. It will create a new broadcasting landscape, out of which should emerge …

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Tunisia / Télévision Tunisienne and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs work together on two broadcast productions

On October 8th the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Télévision Tunisienne signed an agreement at the Cité de la Culture (Tunis) to strengthen their artistic and cultural partnership. The agreement is for making television programmes, in particular using creative younger Tunisians. This use of young talent will apply to every aspect of film-making, but the …

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Lebanon / A new channel created within the MBC group

On the evening of September 21st in Beirut the Middle East Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) will launch its new channel, MBC5, specifically for Morocco and North African countries. Mazen Hayek, MBC spokesperson, says, “MBC5 has many objectives for the region, all of them ambitious. It goes without saying that this project will stimulate investment, significantly increase …

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Spain / David Valarce, new head of Radiotelevisión Española

Senior telecommunications engineer David Valcarce, 62, a graduate of the Madrid Polytechnic University, has become CEO of Spain’s public broadcaster, RTVE. Having spent his entire career with them, he knows the group well. In particular he helped modernize and adapt the company to the needs of the new technologies. He also played a decisive role …

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Algeria / Houria Khatir appointed Director of External Relations at EPTV

Houria Khatir has been appointed EPTV’s Director of External Relations, taking over from Hakim Amara. After graduating in sociology, she began working for EPTV in 1983 as a producer, programme presenter and then editor-in-chief. In 1999 she became deputy director of the project to create a third public television channel in Algeria, then ran the …

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France / Canal Plus and the Les Echos-le Parisien group buy the Mezzo channels

Canal Plus and Les Echos-le Parisien have announced the joint-purchase of the two Mezzo channels currently owned by the Lagardère group and France Télévisions. Each will own 50% of the assets. Founded in 1998, the production company Mezzo SA runs Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD, two pay channels devoted to classical music, jazz and dance. …

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Algeria / Sale of the Média Temps Nouveaux group

The group Média Temps Nouveaux owned by businessman Ali Haddad is for sale. This was announced by the group’s managing director, Abrous Outoudert: “the size of the financial difficulties facing the company today calls for much more radical measures, such as finding a buyer.” The group, which owns two newspapers, Le Temps d’Algérie and Wakt …

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