France Télévisions' president Rémy Pflimlin has been named president of TV5Monde's board of administrators.
Pflimlin replaces Marie-Christine Saragosse, former TV5Monde managing director and new CEO of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF).
The appointment is part of TV5Monde's shareholder shake-up planned by the French Government and approved by other country partners Canada, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland.
Next month, TV5Monde stakes will be majority owned by France Télévisions and French-speaking partners. The French pubcaster, which contributes to TV5Monde's programming grid for around 1/3 of the schedules of the network's nine international feeds, will then hold 49% of the shares. AEF will have 12.58% and be represented by an administrator.
RTBF and SSR own 11.11%, Radio-Canada 6.67%, Télé-Québec 4.44%, Arte France 3.29%, l'INA 1.74% and company managers 0.06%.