8 MAY 2023

Thomas Follin joins Canal+ Group as Chief Global Transformation Officer

The former Director General at French streaming service Salto, Thomas Follin, has joined France’s Canal+ Group in the role of Chief Global Transformation Officer.

8 MAY 2023

Thomas Follin

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Thomas Follin has joined France’s Canal+ Group in the role of Chief Global Transformation Officer. Follin will be tasked with accelerating the company’s transformation “to be even stronger in a rapidly changing market, strengthening its integration and the pooling of its strategic assets,”  the group said in a statement.

As part of his new role, the executive will have in particular the responsibility for actions aimed at pooling efforts to create and production of audiovisual content for all of the group’s geographies, alongside Anna Marsh, CEO of Canal+ Group, and separate territory heads. He will report directly to Canal+ Group Chairman, Maxime Saada, and will work in close collaboration with the entire management board.

Follin will also help coordinate projects aiming to platform global activity, digitize all of the group’s businesses and optimize the methods of cooperation between business professions, territories, and tech professions, alongside Jacques du Puy, Christophe Pinard Legry and Stéphane Baumier. He takes up his role on May 9.

Follin arrives at the Canal+ Group from Salto, the streaming service created as a joint venture between France Télévisions, the TF1 Group and Grouple M6 in October 2020, and then disbanded this March, after it failed to take off. Prior to his Director General role at Salto, Follin spent nearly 20 years at French commercial broadcaster M6 Group rising to the position of Deputy Director General.