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Former Netflix, Canal+ doc exec joins France TV as programming head

French pubcaster France Télévisions has appointed former Netflix and Canal+ documentary commissioner Diego Buñuel as its director of programs, effective June 22. In the new post, Buñuel will have oversight of ...
June 16, 2020

French pubcaster France Télévisions has appointed former Netflix and Canal+ documentary commissioner Diego Buñuel as its director of programs, effective June 22.

In the new post, Buñuel will have oversight of fiction and non-fiction content.

At Netflix, Buñuel headed up documentaries for EMEA while based out of London. He joined the global streamer at the beginning of 2018, and left the position late in 2019. Prior to Netflix, he served as head of docs for Canal+ for four years, as director of documentaries and factual entertainment.

At France TV, he replaces outgoing programming head Nathalie Darrigrand, and will report to deputy managing director of broadcast and programming Takis Candilis, who was serving as programming head on an interim basis prior to Buñuel’s appointment.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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