" Throughout my career, my work has focused on creating value on content through compelling editorial and innovative business development approaches "
Based in Paris, France, Nottrelet has more than 15 years of experience in the media industry. She is the Head of Business Development and Content and a founding team member of HOUSE OF PODCASTS, a global content production agency. The content agency expertise spans across Podcast, Video, E-learning format, Audiobook, Social media Marketing (...). Clients list includes Festival 420 (radio live show + podcast production), SWEDD (360 Communication campaign for The Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend), Odile Jacob (Audio Book adaptation), A Different Tweed (Content post-production), UNFPA (#StrongerTogether Campaign against violence during the Covid-19 pandemic)...
In fall 2015, she joined AFROSTREAM, the first streaming platform dedicated to African and Afro-American content that was widely available in European and African markets. As Chief Content Officer, Programming and Distribution, Nottrelet drove Afrostream's expansion forward by implementing major partnerships with telco and partners (FMGC, Market place, Gas station networks…) across Europe and Africa. She built the company acquisition and production content offering to nearly 20K+ SVOD assets, linear TV channels (Viacom), and podcasts in multiple languages across 20+ countries. She also worked closely with the CEO on investor relationships (Orange, Warner, M6 Group…). During those years she has learned how to move in a startup environment using lean management and delivered an amazing product experience to Afrostream’s customers through tech and product innovation.
Prior to Afrostream, Nottrelet was appointed as MY ZEN TV Managing Director in 2014. My Zen TV is an international lifestyle channel dedicated to wellness available in 80+ countries to 25M+ subscribers across 130+ platforms. She drove the board of directors and shareholder relations (Mulliez family office, Carrefour…); defined and executed the organization strategy and management plan. During her tenure, Nottrelet successfully handled the My Zen TV brand relaunch and repositioning, optimized the P&L and increased revenue by 30% thanks to market expansion and the launch of local feeds (Russian, Spanish, and Turkish). She also launched the MY ZEN TV streaming offer with leading digital platforms Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Nottrelet kicked off her career in the media industry at LAGARDERE ACTIVE (acquired in 2019 by M6 Group) where she was steadily promoted to the role of SVP Global Media Distribution. She oversaw the distribution of a portfolio of 15+ TV networks, pop up networks, and non-linear services. At this position, she led the expansion to strategic markets (Russia, Asia, Latam, Africa, Canada) and the management of a team of 10 people and 15+ international affiliates. Nottrelet and her team generated a yearly +60M$ turnover (85% of the group TV activities revenue) with a long history of year-on-year increase. She was also entrusted with the creation of all new TV projects, resulting in the successful launch of multiple channels (MCM POP, MCM TOP, Virgin TV, Mezzo Live HD, Elle TV, Gulli Africa…) and pop up TV (La Chaîne du Père Noël). And as a key member of the leadership team, she helped build the corporate strategy and participated in all M&A initiatives. During those 14 years of leading global operations, Nottrelet learned how to manage multicultural teams and affiliates through complex international environments.
Nottrelet holds a Master's Degree in Media, Design and Art and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Arts from the prestigious French school of Art & Design "Ecole Boulle" and speaks fluently French and English.
Nottrelet was born in the Caribbean. She spends the majority of her free time: riding horses, discovering Art, new interior design, meditating and traveling the world (50+ countries) with family and friends. She is also an active advocate for #EqualRights.
Nottrelet "Could live anywhere in the world, as long as there are great people, great weather and great wi-fi".
© Françoise Nottrelet 2021