MEDIAWAN GROUP

Created in late 2015 by Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse, Mediawan soon became one of the main independent European studios producing premium content. Mediawan brings together best-in-class talents in audiovisual creation by operating on the entire value chain:  

  • production of drama, documentary and animated original content (Mediawan Originals and Mediawan Animation) 

  • distribution of audiovisual content (Mediawan Rights)  

  • and publishing of channels and digital services (Mediawan Thematics).  

KEY FIGURES
Mediawan
€338m

revenue in 2019

Mediawan
+ 180 hours

produced in 2019

Mediawan
≈ 13,000

hours in catalogue

Mediawan
17

tv channels

Mediawan
+ 500

employees

Mediawan
30

production labels

4 businesses
2019 revenues
€ 338m
Mediawan
  • Production: Originals
    +37%
  • Production: Animation
    +20%
  • Distribution: Rights
    +11%
  • Broadcasting: Thematics
    +32%
Founders
Mediawan
Pierre-Antoine Capton
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

After a few years spent in TV studios, Pierre-Antoine Capton decided to launch his own TV production company in 2001. 

Fifteen years later, Groupe Troisieme Oeil has become the first French independent producer of shows. It marks itself out on this competitive market by producing top quality shows such as C A Vous, leader on prime access every evening, Les Carnets de Julie, Des Racines et des Ailes or, more recently,... Read more

Mediawan
Xavier Niel
Co-founder

Xavier Niel is the Iliad Group’s co-founder and majority shareholder. 

He is a self-taught entrepreneur and has worked in the Internet and telecommunications industry since the late 1980s. In 1993 he co-founded France’s first ISP, and in 1999 he created Free – France’s first free-access ISP. 

He co-invented Triple Play and the concept of the box, launching the Freebox in 2002 &nda... Read more

Mediawan
Matthieu Pigasse
Co-founder

Matthieu Pigasse is a Partner in Centerview’s Paris office

With over twenty years of experience in investment banking, Matthieu Pigasse has developed a solid financial expertise and worked on many of the most significant M&A transactions and sovereign advisory assignments in the last few years.

Until late 2019, he was Global head of M&A and Sovereign advisory at Lazard and Chairman and CEO of Lazard... Read more

Founders
Pierre-Antoine Capton
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board

After a few years spent in TV studios, Pierre-Antoine Capton decided to launch his own TV production company in 2001. 

Fifteen years later, Groupe Troisieme Oeil has become the first French independent producer of shows. It marks itself out on this competitive market by producing top quality shows such as C A Vous, leader on prime access every evening, Les Carnets de Julie, Des Racines et des Ailes or, more recently, the “Emmanuel Macron: Behind the Rise” documentary, which followed the French president during his campaign and was broadcasted on a French national channel on prime time before being bought by Netflix. 

Watching the media market concentration and convinced that quality of contents will be the key success factor which will draw the future of the audiovisual sector, he partnered with Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse in 2016 in order to create Mediawan. 

The company’s IPO in 2017 was a great success and now focuses on bringing together the best companies with the best talents and the best contents in order to take the lead on European market. 

Xavier Niel
Co-founder

Xavier Niel is the Iliad Group’s co-founder and majority shareholder. 

He is a self-taught entrepreneur and has worked in the Internet and telecommunications industry since the late 1980s. In 1993 he co-founded France’s first ISP, and in 1999 he created Free – France’s first free-access ISP. 

He co-invented Triple Play and the concept of the box, launching the Freebox in 2002 – a unique, state-of-the-art, multiservices box combining broadband Internet with telephony and television. 

Xavier controls telecom operators in a personal capacity in many countries outside France, including Switzerland, Ireland and Monaco. 

In 2013, he co-founded “42”, a not-for-profit organization that delivers free coding training based on peer-to-peer learning. This training is available in a large number of countries and the network of “42” schools trains over 5,000 students worldwide. In 2017, the “42” school in Paris was named the best coding school in the world. 

In 2017, Xavier has also co-founded Station F – the world’s largest start-up campus, which hosts a thousand start-ups in a former railway station in Paris occupying 34,000 sq.m. 

Since 2010 Xavier has been the joint controlling shareholder of the Le Monde newspaper and the Télérama, Courrier International and L’Obs magazines. 

Matthieu Pigasse
Co-founder

Matthieu Pigasse is a Partner in Centerview’s Paris office

With over twenty years of experience in investment banking, Matthieu Pigasse has developed a solid financial expertise and worked on many of the most significant M&A transactions and sovereign advisory assignments in the last few years.

Until late 2019, he was Global head of M&A and Sovereign advisory at Lazard and Chairman and CEO of Lazard France. He joined Centerview in April 2020 to open and lead its Paris office and the development of Centerview’s client base in Continental Europe.

Matthieu Pigasse has an intimate knowledge of the public sector as well as European regulations.

After he graduated from Sciences Po and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA), he started his career in the public service and served in the French Treasury where he was in charge of the cash and debt management for the French State. He then became Cabinet Advisor to the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, in charge of the financial sector, and then Chief of Staff of Laurent Fabius, Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, in charge of industrial and financial matters.

Through his personal investments in the media, Matthieu Pigasse developed a proven expertise of the new business models of the media industry. He is the owner and Chairman of Les Nouvelles Editions Indépendantes (LNEI), which gathers Radio Nova, the magazine Les Inrockuptibles, the “Rock en Seine” festival and the magazine Cheek, as well as his investments in several media like the French edition of the Huffington Post or Melty Group. He is also the joint controlling shareholder of the Le Monde Group (Le Monde, Télérama, Courrier International, L’Obs) and Chairman of Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, one of the largest rock festivals in Europe, recently named the best festival in the world.

Management board
Pierre-Antoine Capton
Chairman of the Board
Delphine Cazaux
Member of the management board
Guillaume Izabel
Member of the management board
EXECUTIVE COMMITEE
Pierre-Antoine Capton
Delphine Cazaux
Guillaume Izabel
Thomas Anargyros
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Valérie Vleeschhouwer
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Richard Maroko
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Edouard Benadava
Victoire Grux
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SUPERVISORY BOARD
Pierre Lescure
Chairman of the Supervisory board
Cécile Cabanis
Vice-President of the Supervisory board
Xavier Niel
Member of the Supervisory Board
Matthieu Pigasse
Member of the Supervisory Board
Anne le Lorier
Member of the Supervisory Board
Julien Codorniou
Member of the Supervisory Board
Monica Galer
Member of the Supervisory Board
Stanislas Subra
Member of the Supervisory Board
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