Nicolas de Tavernost leaves the administration of the group | EUROtoday
Gnice upheaval on the planet of media. Nicolas de Tavernost, on the helm of M6 for 37 years, introduced on Tuesday February 13 his departure from the group he helped to discovered. According to info from Figaro relayed by Agence France-Presse, the chief intends to make manner for the brand new era.
A departure deliberate for the tip of April which comes sooner than anticipated, his mandate anticipated to increase till August 2025, after the failure of the merger challenge with TF1. The good well being of the group, which along with M6, now contains the stations RTL, RTL 2, Fun Radio, and the channels W9, Teva, Paris Première and Gulli, with profitable exhibits like Top chef Or Beijing Express, satisfied him to depart his chair. “He transformed the company from a small television channel into one of the most profitable and diversified audiovisual groups in Europe,” welcomed the group's supervisory board in a press launch.
A departure introduced on video
“After clarifying our strategy on streaming, I considered that the current conditions made it possible, given the good performance of the group, to move on to the succession stage,” introduced Nicolas de Tavernost.
“Don’t worry, I don’t intend to go fishing right away,” he joked in a video recorded to announce his departure and broadcast on the social community X (previously Twitter) , the place we see somebody press the distant management to show off the tv.
Known for his stormy character, Nicolas de Tavernost started his profession in audiovisual by turning into deputy director of Métropole Télévision (M6) in 1987, after main the challenge to create the channel inside Lyonnaise des Eaux.
His successor is an everyday on the M6 home
His successor is already recognized. This is David Larramendy, 49 years outdated, who has headed M6 Publicité for sixteen years. “A talented professional with strong experience in management and excellent results in advertising management,” commented Nicolas de Tavernost in Le Figaro.
The latter will notably have the mission of growing the group's providing and outcomes by way of streaming with a brand new platform referred to as M6 +, which will probably be unveiled at the start of March and may substitute the present 6Play.