RFO's Guilbeau named head of France 2


PARIS -- France 2 has a new No. 1 as Francois Guilbeau was named general director of the Gallic public TV network, France Televisions president Patrick de Carolis said Tuesday.

Guilbeau joined the France Televisions group in 1995, was named co-director of finance and human resources at France 3 in 1999 and, after a brief stint as a consultant at GM Consultants from 2000-04, took on the post of general director of France Televisions subsidiary network RFO.

Guilbeau will be replaced by Yves Garnier, who has been promoted from his current position as assistant general director of RFO.