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Zodiak hires France CEO

Gaspard_de_ChavagnacZodiak Media has hired Gaspard de Chavagnac as CEO of its French operation putting him in charge of production companies including KM, Marathon, GTV, Tele Images, Marathon Media and Mona Lisa.

De Chavagnac is the founder of French production company Odena Media and Discovery-backed pay channel Televista. He also worked at premium broadcaster Canal+ as general manager of Canal+ Poland and deputy CEO of pay TV platform Canalsat.

There have been a raft of changes at Zodiak’s French operation in recent times. David Michel and Vincent Chalvin-Demersay left kids specialists Marathon Media in recent months leaving COO Ambroise Delorme and chief creative officer Eryk Casemiro in charge. Zodiak Media president and CEO Marc-Antoine d’Halluin became president of Marathon Media.

Pascal Breton, the co-founder of drama and entertainment prodcuer Marathon also stepped down last year and was succeeded by Philippe Alessandri, who was CEO of Tele Images Productions.

In his new role de Chavagnac will oversee production and development activity at Zodiak’s French companies.