Monday, November 21, 2016

Bertrand Méheut will join SFR? – Le Figaro

The ex-boss emblematic of Canal+, Bertrand Méheut is going to join the operator SFR (Altice) as vice-chairman of its board of directors, said Sunday a source to AFP, confirming information of the Echoes.

Arrived in 2002 as director-general of Canal+ (before being named CEO the following year), Bertrand Méheut had led to the recovery of Canal+, then threatened with bankruptcy. Canal+ is, however, subject today of a hemorrhage of subscribers in France, while its fee-paying programmes are being challenged by BeIN Sport on sport, Netflix, or other online platforms on the film, and by telecom operators such as SFR.

The know-how of Bertrand Méheut should be useful to SFR, which multiplies the acquisitions of sports rights after winning those of the English Premier League and shows its ambitions in the production of series, with, for example, “Medici, Masters of Florence”, and the cinema. Patrick Drahi, and Bertrand Méheut have known in 2003 when the owner of the encrypted string has sold Numericable, then a subsidiary of Canal+ with Patrick Drahi, is reminiscent of The Echoes.


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