France Televisions launches kids unit

Julien Borde to head new programming outfit

CANNES -- Gallic public TV group France Televisions is dipping its feet in the fountain of youth with the group's main terrestrial networks banding together to form one main children's programming unit, France Televisions said Monday.

Julien Borde will head up the new kids unit, which will be responsible for youth programming on France 2, France 3 and France 5.

Celine Limorato will be in charge of animation, global media and diversification and Sophie Gigon will handle kids-oriented fiction and acquisitions.