New whirlpool at TF1. Yesterday, the group led by Nonce Paolini announced the departure of Takis Candilis, Deputy Director General in charge of fiction and stream programs. 53 Years, he joined the Lagardère Group, where he will become Director General for the production of Lagardère Entertainment. The departure of Takis Candilis is not really a surprise. He wished to replace Etienne Mougeotte, for twenty years, has had the upper hand on all of the programs and was the Vice President. But Nonce Paolini, arrived at the General Directorate of TF1 in the spring of 2007, never acceded to this request, refusing to appoint a Manager for all of the programs of TF1, information and sport including. "Since then, he wished to leave and it helped him," ensures an observer. "He left voluntarily, it is not thanked," said one for TF1.
Takis Candilis pays certain failures of hearing, in a context where the French fiction, and more particularly that of TF1, through this that some do not hesitate to call a period of crisis. At the 2007 re-entry, the dissemination of "Hospital" a bad clone of American series "Grey's Anatomy" was led by a resounding failure of hearing. The first episodes had only a 20 audience share. A failure that prompted Nonce Paolini to launch a "cross-site" on the fiction. The conclusion was that need more to the series as "Hospital", which was, according to internal sources to TF1, strongly displeased to Takis Candilis. It recently brought the Canadian André Béraud as Artistic Director of fiction for the avowed purpose to renew French fiction, including some formats, such as "navarro", more than twenty years of age.
According to the press release issued yesterday by TF1, André Béraud responsible rest of fiction under the responsibility of Laurent Storch, including TF1 announced yesterday the appointment as Director of programs. In addition, Jean-François Lancelier was confirmed in its transverse functions of "General Deputy Director of the antenna in charge of programming, marketing, dissemination, artistic director and the compliance of the programmes". Robert Namias, keeps hand on information and sports.
The stock dog
This new departure was very poorly allowed by the market, in which the period of transition please less and less. Yesterday, the action has lost 3.3, falling below 15 euros,-14,89 euros.
In a context where the erosion of the hearing of the chain is confirmed after week its share fell 27.3 last week after 27.5 on average in February, nothing does augur a remedy. The group is threatened on its historical positioning by the new channels of DTT, as well as by the crisis of some of its programmes.
Thus, the information does not not more. In January, the log 20 hours displayed in week, 800,000 viewers less than in January 2007, 8.8 million against 9.6 million. The weekend the same newspaper saw his hearing crumble 700,000 viewers. Affected by the departure of leaders after the end of the era the Lay-Mougeotte, the sentence Group also to find growth relays in new media. End of February, the presentation of annual results and a strategic plan by Nonce Paolini was unconvinced, nearby. And, since then, the action has lost 18.