Category: LIFE IN THE CHANNELS

Latest breaking news and information about mediterranean televisions and institutions

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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North Africa / TV5MONDE remains the top French-language channel in North Africa

TV5MONDE is again the most watched French-language channel in North Africa in the 15 and over category, according to the 2018 figures provided by Kantar TNS Africascope Maghreb. In the three countries concerned, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, TV5MONDE achieved a cumulative weekly audience of 11.3% in that age-bracket, its second best score since the study …

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France / The Haut-Parleurs launch a series about the Mediterranean

France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur has pre-purchased from the Haut-Parleurs a series of twenty 6-minute news reports. Each one shows two young journalists, one from each side of the Mediterranean, talking to each other, exchanging ideas and responding to each other around a particular theme. The young reporters are based in Algeria, France, Greece, Italy, Morocco …

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Italy / Mediaset Italy merges with Mediaset Spain

On June 7th Mediaset Italy, the television group largely owned by the Berlusconi family, announced a merger with its Spanish subsidiary to create a holding company in Amsterdam MFE-MediaForEurope. In a statement, the managing director of Mediaset Pier Silvio Berlusconi said that “MFE-MediaForEurope will be listed on the Italian and Spanish stock exchanges with our …

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Morocco / Audiences increase for 2M

The private national Moroccan channel broke audience records during the first week of Ramadan. During the first day of the Islamic month of fasting, 2M obtained an average of 50.6% of audience share, even higher in the first half of the evening, at 61.6%. “The holy month’s first week ends exceptionally well for 2M, and …

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