Peby Guisez

French television executive

Peby Guisez, a French television executive, died of leukemia Oct. 25 in Paris. He was 52.

Born in Neuilly, Seine, Guisez began his career in advertising. He later joined leading French television distribution company UGC in 1974, eventually becoming one of its main stockholders.

In 1985, he founded UGC Droits Audiovisuels, which became the largest holder of syndication and video rights in France.

In 1989, Guisez sold his UGC shares and started his own production and distribution company, La Pan Europeenne.

The following year, he formed the European TV production company Quinta along with Silvio Berlusconi and Tarak Ben Ammar.

Guisez is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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