Pascal Josèphe, director of the antennas of several private or public channels and unsuccessful candidate for the presidency of France Télévisions, died at the age of 68 following a “devastating disease”announced his family to Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Sunday, November 20.
A graduate of the Graduate School of Journalism (ESJ) in Lille and the Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Strasbourg, Pascal Josèphe began his career at the town hall of Lille, before joining Hervé Bourges at RFI then at TF1 . He was successively director of the antennas of several private and public channels (TF1, La Cinq, France 2 and France 3) and one of the managers of the Carat media agency. He also founded his consulting firm IMCA (International Media Consultants Associates) in 1994, which was later bought by the firm NPA.
“A Lord of Television”
“During his career, he contributed to the launch of dozens of emblematic programs: “Right to reply”, “Taratata”, “Le Cercle de midnight”, “Froufrou”, “Bas les masks”, “Geopolis”, or series the institute »recalled the France Télévisions group in a press release, referring to “his deeply humanist vision of television, never opposing the audience and the requirement in the vision of the programs”.
In April 2015, when the CSA had to choose a new leader for France Télévisions, Delphine Ernotte narrowly won over Pascal Josèphe, after two successive votes which did not make it possible to decide between them. The latter greeted “the memory of a lord of public television who had made it his passion ».
More recently, Pascal Josèphe got involved in the Plumm.tv project, a platform devoted to Mediterranean culture, with Rachid Arhab, a former journalist for France 2.