Dominique Farrugia, a loyalist of ousted Canal Plus topper Pierre Lescure, was tapped Thursday to become chairman of troubled paybox Canal Plus.
A scrappy Jean-Marie Messier took the stage Wednesday evening at a stormy Vivendi Universal shareholders meeting to prove to an SRO crowd that he's still in charge at the global conglom.
Vivendi Universal chairman Jean-Marie Messier has moved to head off the staff revolt at Canal Plus by offering Dominique Farrugia, one of Pierre Lescure's key lieutenants, the job of running the…
As incoming president Xavier Couture takes over the reins today of the troubled Canal Plus group, French film industry orgs and Canal Plus union reps gather across town to testify before Gallic…
The 39th annual Mip TV will undoubtedly be remembered as the mart during which one of Mip's own men-of-the-year, Pierre Lescure, was toppled from his Canal Plus throne.
Peter Bart: The Backlot
After the April 16 firing of Pierre Lescure, the people of Paris hijacked the airwaves, staged street protests and took out newspaper ads decrying the axing. Meanwhile, the rest of the world just…
Vivendi Universal chairman Jean-Marie Messier promised Thursday that Canal Plus will stand by all legal and cultural commitments in France even as hundreds of Gallic celebs took out full-page ads in…
The skirmish between Vivendi Universal and Canal Plus spilled onto the streets of Paris Wednesday, as more than 1,000 angry Canal Plus staffers besieged the conglom's HQ just off the Champs Elysees…
The battle between Jean-Marie Messier and Pierre Lescure intensified Wednesday as the Vivendi Universal chairman and the ousted Canal Plus chief filed dueling complaints with regulators and sniped at…
Jean-Marie Messier, chairman and CEO of Vivendi Universal, hit back at Canal Plus and the paybox's ousted prez Pierre Lescure by filing his own complaint Wednesday with French broadcasting watchdog…