Endemol France targets mag format

Frederic Gilbert will head new department

CANNES -- TV production powerhouse Endemol's French arm is launching a department devoted to television magazines, Endemol France's CEO Virginie Calmels said Wednesday.

Endemol will produce programs for the country's main terrestrial channels in addition to DTT, cable and satellite networks. The new shingle will be run by Frederic Gilbert, producer and co-director of Endemol France's popular format "Les 30 Histoires de plus ..." since 2006.

Gilbert will report to production topper Albert Benhammo.