Grégory Samak, age 39, has joined the Management Committee of Europe’s leading international news channel. Michael Peters, Chairman of the Executive Board of Euronews, has put Mr Samak in charge of the World Broadcasting and Programme Marketing. His task is to give new momentum to the channel, its schedule and programmes on all media, thanks to his extensive experience in television other communication platforms. One of his first goals will be to showcase to a worldwide audience the high quality of the work done on a daily basis by the 450 journalists from 30 countries who produce the 11 language services of euronews, under the direction of Lucian Sârb.
Michael Peters, Chairman of the Executive Board, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Grégory Samak to Euronews and our management committee. His know-how in managing TV broadcasting and his experience with a range of media will bring new vitality to the channel and enhance the value of its content.
Grégory’s mission encompasses not only the on-air version of the channel but all of its media, since he will also be responsible for building greater synergies between the content base of the various digital platforms (the internet, smart TV, mobile applications, etc.) on a worldwide scale. He will greatly contribute to boosting our strategy to make the channel a global news hub.”
“I am very happy to join Euronews, the top international news channel in Europe, at a time when all media are seeing profound changes in their product offering and when international news has become so fast-paced,” claimed Grégory Samak.
“Euronews is a unique media in the field of news. It is intrinsically multicultural and thoroughly international, with a great variety of programmes. These three pillars give the channel a solid base to maintain its leadership in Europe and beyond. News is a highly competitive and ever-shifting field, but Euronews has what it takes to make the most of its product and reap the benefits of a broader impact on the global market,” he added.
About Grégory SAMAK
Grégory Samak began his career in 1998 with the specialised news channel ABC News, before moving on to AB Group. He became cabinet director for the chairman of the group, then head of the DTT project. During that time, he became Secretary General of the DTT Association and was then appointed managing director of the channel NT1. In the summer of 2005, he participated in the start-up of the specialised news channel BFM TV as deputy managing director in charge of broadcasting and administration. He was then appointed Secretary General of NextradioTV.
Grégory Samak graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Aix-en-Provence in 1995. He also holds a graduate degree in television and cinema from the Sorbonne and a master’s degree in Media from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce of Paris (ESCP-EAP).