Euronews restructures

European news broadcaster Euronews has announced a new governance structure combining the publishing (Secemie) and operating (Socemie) arms of the company. The result is a new single legal entity under French law called Euronews SA.

The merger between Secemie and Socemie has also seen the creation of a new supervisory board and executive committee. The supervisory board is made up of three individuals, Pier Luigi Malesani (president of NewCo Rai International), Andrey Bystritsky (chairman of broadcaster The Voice of Russia and advisor to the director general of VGTRK) and Stéphanie Martin (director of diversification and thematic channels at France Télévisions), along with nine shareholding companies. Those companies are France Télévisions (France), represented by Laurence Schwob; RAI (Italy), represented by Stefano Luppi; RTR (Russia), represented by Oleg Kuprianov; SSR (Switzerland), represented by Willi Burkhalter; RTP (Portugal), represented by José Lopes de Araujo; RTBF (Belgium), represented by Pierre Couchard; ERT (Greece), represented by Fotini Yiannoulatou; TV4 (Sweden), represented by Kajsa Stål and NTU (Ukraine), represented by Vladimir Nora.

The president of the executive committee is Philippe Cayla, the former chairman and CEO of Socemie, and the director general is Michael Peters, former director general of Socemie.