TO ANALYSE – Ex-boss of Canal+ and Eutelsat, administrator of Netflix, he will be responsible for platforming the TF1 group.
We didn’t have to wait a week. After the failure of its merger with M6, TF1 decided to turn the page very quickly. Rodolphe Belmer arrives in the audiovisual group to eventually take over as chairman, replacing Gilles Pélisson, who will migrate to new functions within the Bouygues group.
Initially, he will be appointed Chief Executive Officer from October 27, while Gilles Pélisson will retain the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors. But the transition period will be short-lived, as he will become CEO of TF1 on February 13, 2023.
Get a green light
Rodolphe Belmer, aged 53, knows Gilles Pélisson well as well as Olivier Roussat, the general manager of the Bouygues group. Last July, they had the opportunity to speak. Rodolphe Belmer had just left the general management of Atos, and the Bouygues group had just been told by the services of the Competition Authority that the proposed merger between TF1 and M6 would really…