Thomas Follin, formerly the MD of Salto, has been appointed Canal+ Group’s chief global transformation officer, effective May 9.
Canal+ notes that in 2016 it was present in 14 countries and had 11 million subscribers. At the end of 2022, it was present in 50 countries and had 25.5 million subscribers, including 16 million outside France, in an environment that is being reshaped by the emergence of global platforms.
As part of his new role, Follin will be tasked with accelerating the transformation of the group to be even stronger in a rapidly changing market, strengthen its integration and pooling of its strategic assets.
He 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 and area managers.
Follin will also help coordinate projects aiming to platform global activity, digitise all of the group’s businesses and optimise the methods of cooperation between business professions, territories, and tech professions, alongside Jacques du Puy, Christophe Pinard Legry and Stéphane Baumier.
Follin joined the M6 Group in 2002 as a strategic project manager. He joined the digital teams of M6 as director of new media channels. In 2016, he was appointed deputy MD within the M6 Group, in charge of 6play and of the distribution of audiovisual channels and services. In this capacity, he was a member of the executive committee of M6.
From September 2019 to March 2023, Follin was CEO of the streaming platform Salto.