Paris, June 1, 2017
Arnaud de Puyfontaine appointed
Executive Chairman of Telecom Italia
Arnaud de Puyfontaine was appointed as Executive Chairman of Telecom Italia at the company’s Board meeting held today.
As Telecom Italia’s largest shareholder, Vivendi intends to pursue a long term-policy focused on development in content convergence. The Group welcomes the appointment of Arnaud de Puyfontaine, who will continue to serve as Vivendi’s Chief Executive Officer.
Vivendi is an integrated content and media group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. Universal Music Group is engaged in recorded music, music publishing and merchandising. It owns more than 50 labels covering all genres. Canal+ Group is engaged in pay-TV in France, as well as in Africa, Poland and Vietnam. Its subsidiary Studiocanal is a leading European player in production, sales and distribution of movies and TV series. Gameloft is a worldwide leader in mobile games, with 2 million games downloaded per day.Vivendi Village, groups together Vivendi Ticketing (in the United Kingdom, the United States and France), MyBestPro (expert counseling), Watchever (subscription streaming services), Radionomy (digital radio), the venues L’Olympia and Theâtre de L‘Œuvre in Paris, and CanalOlympia in Africa, as well as Olympia Production. With 3 billion videos viewed each month, Dailymotion is one of the biggest video content aggregation and distribution platforms in the world. www.vivendi.com, www.cultureswithvivendi.com