On 26 January, the President of the French Republic appointed two new members of the French Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA):
They replace Françoise Laborde, Christine Kelly and Emmanuel Gabla whose mandates came to an end. Further to the Law of 15 November 2013 on the independence of the public audiovisual sector, the number of members of the CSA is progressively reduced from nine to seven. The new Board (Collège) of the CSA has currently eight members and will go down to seven members in January 2017, on the occasion of the next renewal by third.
Two further CSA members were appointed on the same date:
Mrs Memona Hintermann, who was nominated by the head of the Senate and replaces Mr Alain Méar;
Mrs Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette, who was nominated by the head of the Senate and replaces Mr Rachid Arhab.
The CSA is composed of nine members and is renewed by third every two years.
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The new Board met on 28 January to distribute the portfolios of the 19 internal working groups. Nathalie Sonnac will chair the group on Media Economics & European affairs, as well as the group on Sport, while Nicolas Curien is to head the working group on Spectrum, and the one on Digital audiovisual services, Distribution, Accessibility and Media Futures.