we can’t stop Cyril Viguier anymore

He’s everywhere. He produces and presents LCP’s Le Grand JT des Territoires, as well as TV5 Monde’s flagship political program Face aux Territoires, where he receives live politicians every Thursday morning at 9:30 am. An appointment that can no longer be missed thanks to the retransmission of many regional newspapers. But Cyril Viguier is also an entrepreneur who at age 58 has many projects in TV production or the metaverse.

From this beginning of the school year, Antoine Arnault (head of LVMH) will be the guest of Monte-Carlo Riviera, whose worldwide distribution will allow to illuminate the problems of our time in a holistic way. With this program offered on TV5 Monde, which benefited from a double broadcast over the weekend in France, Monaco, Europe, but also in the United States and Asia, Cyril Viguier has created a television jewel that attracts a large audience, a large group and the most prestigious companies.

The program is intended to be complete and appropriate for the times. For this new season, there will be an economics section with reports whose topics mainly revolve around the way of life, the ecological transition, the Mediterranean Sea, the oceans, humanitarian aid and culture.

The Nice-Matin group is also convinced by the attractiveness of the format of which it has become co-producer and for which the new daily studio in the Alpes-Maritimes will be made available to film crews.

The journey of a solid entrepreneur

Cyril Viguier is a man of confidence, a journalist who strives to be objective, a television producer who has chosen conquest as his line of conduct – a creature who seems to be racing against the clock, not to win time, but for density into existence. sculpted by work.

In 1986, when he was only twenty-three years old, this native of Bordeaux was noticed by Jacques Chaban-Delmas who introduced him to his firm. There he learned a lot, developed, subtly moved towards his vocation, television, before being put in charge of audiovisual at the Ministry of Environment of Brice Lalonde, of which he was the advisor.

A few years later, he was called to direct the programs of La Cinquième, a channel he ran for three years before moving to the United States, where he created two television channels. In the mid-2000s Surf Channel and Malibu TV were at the top, Viguier wanted to return to France to produce programs there. He sold his two channels, returned to Paris before being appointed by Matignon to use his expertise to create personal mobile television, then quickly returned to France 3 with Friday on a platter and devotes himself to programs whose tone is more political.

An ultimate future

The pace is frantic, but Cyril Viguier doesn’t seem overworked. Exalted, certainly, at the idea of ​​hosting Face aux Territoires (TV5 Monde) for a new year and directing the information of the Grand JT (LCP), but also by his job as a producer which he sees evolving. Viguier knows, the digital transition is in full swing and tomorrow we will have to produce differently. He will soon devote a special edition of his Territoires de France program to the metaverse, broadcast on TV5 Monde.

In addition, Viguier continues to conduct interviews with personalities whose interventions are as intellectual as they are popular.

The man who has interviewed several American presidents, Nelson Mandela and even the Pope, as well as the majority of leading French politicians, recently provided a special program on TV5 Monde with Anne-Aymone Giscard d’Estaing whose Ratings successes have been remarkable and the value praised by critics.

Tom Benoit

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