Anear the 31 days of strike, five weeks with almost no direct and an editorial strongly amputated, the chain i>tele will resume the antenna Sunday at 18 hours to cover the first round of the primary to the right.
This evening a special primary will be covered by the journalists Audrey Pulvar, Laurence Ferrari, and Olivier Galzi who will analyze the results with guests, according to a trailer aired Saturday on the channel info continuously. “Sunday @itele recovery of the antenna : special evening primary 18h-20h @AudreyPulvar, 20h-Midnight @LaurenceFerrari and @OlivierGalzi”, said on Twitter Saturday, Anne Lorrain, deputy editor in chief of the emissions of Laurence Ferrari on i>Tele, and C8.
“Back on Sunday 20 hours for a great election night. Thank you for your support. i>tv must survive and live,” was tweeted from his side, the journalist Olivier Galzi the day before. The recovery of the antenna is effected with an editorial strongly amputated, more than 35 journalists, or nearly a third of the editorial, having announced their departure, and many other employees planning to resign. According to journalists, in total, around sixty employees could leave the chain of continuous information. The coverage of the primary from the right happen including the political journalist Michaël Darmon, a party for the Southern Radio, and the head of the political department Delphine Gouedart who announced his departure Friday evening.
A conflict without precedent
The employees of the string of info-streaming from Canal+ group led a strike of 31 days, a conflict without precedent in the history of the audiovisual industry since 1968, to ensure, inter alia, guarantees of independence of editorial. Despite the end of the strike, decided Wednesday, the programs were not always restored on Saturday. The antenna was disrupted since October 17, the date on which the employees had gone on strike to protest against the arrival of the presenter Jean-Marc Morandini. Since then, reruns of news stories running in the loop. Only the issue of Jean-Marc Morandini, “Morandini Live”, had been maintained during the first week of the strike, before finally being suspended by the management.
VIDEO. The employees of iTELE voted to end the strike after 31 days
The direct had since returned only once, for the second debate of the primary right, the 3 November, which was co-released with BFMTV, RMC and Dailymotion from 20: 30 to 23 hours. The drafting was ready to suspend his movement to organize a before and an after debate, during which the strikers were broadcast to the antenna, a message explaining their claims. But the leadership had finally decided to broadcast the debate. It had also cancelled the “american night” scheduled for the evening of the election across the atlantic, causing the frustration of many journalists, disappointed not to be able to cover these major events.
A memorandum of understanding considered a minimum by many journalists
After 31 days of conflict, a memorandum of understanding, considered a minimum by many of the journalists and actant resumption of work was signed on Thursday. It includes a schedule of programs temporary and slimmed down for the recovery of the antenna, according to extracts published on the website of observatoiredesmédias.com. This grid provides for the broadcast of the program of Jean-Marc Morandini from 18h to 19h from Monday to Thursday. The director general of the groupe Canal+, Maxime Saada, however, had indicated on Wednesday that the date for the resumption of the antenna of the facilitator was not fixed, but that his return was concurrent with the launch of the editorial project Cnews, which provides for more sport and culture.
Several collectives and associations, including the national Union of journalists CGT (SNJ-CGT), has called for a citizens ‘ meeting on Saturday afternoon to protest against “the brutal methods of the Bolloré group”. Vincent Bolloré is the boss of Vivendi, the parent company of groupe Canal+ and i > Tele.