Europe 1 denounces a co-broadcast with CNews, illustration of a “takeover”, according to the editors’ company

They see it as further proof of “The reality of the takeover of the branch of Europe 1 by CNews”. The editors’ society and the inter-union of Europe 1 protested, Tuesday, July 13, in a press release, against a ” take over “ from their antenna by the news channel CNews, whose radio will co-broadcast, on Wednesday, the special program devoted to the celebrations of July 14th.

“It’s while reading a CNews press release (…) that the teams of Europe 1 have learned that a special edition will be offered to listeners of the station on July 14 », hosted by journalists from the news channel, reported these organizations.

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Strategic decisions taken “in the offices of Canal +”

Denouncing a total lack of communication from the management of the radio on this co-broadcast, these same organizations (which include the unions SNJ, CGT, CFTC and FO, and the SDR), see it as a “Blatant demonstration” that the strategic decisions concerning their radio are taken, henceforth, “In the offices of Canal +”, the parent company of CNews, unlike the insurance companies of the Lagardère group, owner of Europe 1.

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This co-broadcast is one of the first illustrations of the synergies that Europe 1 wants to develop with CNews, with whom it now shares the same main shareholder, Vincent Bolloré.

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To the chagrin of many employees, who recently organized a historic five-day strike, voices from Europe 1 will be replaced by personalities from CNews and broadcasts common to the two antennas set up at the start of the school year.

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The World with AFP