He is everywhere. He produces and presents LCP’s Le Grand JT des Territoires, as well as TV5’s flagship political program Monde Face aux Territoires, where he receives live politicians every Thursday morning at 9:30 am. An appointment that has become unmissable, thanks to the relay of many regional newspapers. But Cyril Viguier is also an entrepreneur who, at 58, has many projects in television production or in the metaverse.
From this beginning of the school year, Antoine Arnault (head of LVMH) will be a guest of Monte-Carlo Riviera, whose worldwide distribution will make it possible to highlight the issues of our time in a holistic way. With this program proposed on TV5 Monde, benefiting from a double broadcast on weekends in France, Monaco, Europe, but also in the United States and Asia, Cyril Viguier has created a jewel of television that has been able to challenge a large audience, groups and the most prestigious companies.
The program aims to be complete and in step with the times. An economic section will be set up for this new season, which combines reports whose themes revolve mainly around the way of life, the ecological transition, the Mediterranean, the oceans, humanitarian aid and culture.
The Nice-Matin group is also conquered by the appeal of the format of which it has become co-producer and for which the new daily studio in the Maritime Alps will be made available to film crews.
The journey of a solid entrepreneur
Cyril Viguier is a man of trust, a journalist who strives to be objective, a television producer who has chosen conquest as a course of action – a being who appears to race against time, not to win time, but to bring density to an existence sculpted by work.
In 1986, at the age of only twenty-three, this Bordeaux man was noticed by Jacques Chaban-Delmas who brought him into his company. There he learned a lot, evolved, moved subtly towards his vocation, television, before being in charge of audiovisual at the Ministry of the Environment of Brice Lalonde, of which he was an advisor.
A few years later he was called to direct the programs of La Cinquième, a channel for which he officiated for three years, before leaving for 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 and produce programs there. He sold his two channels, returned to Paris, before being commissioned by Matignon to bring his experience into creating personal mobile television, then quickly returned to France 3 with Friday on a plate and devotes himself to programs with a more political tone.
A definitive future
The pace is frenetic, yet Cyril Viguier doesn’t seem overworked. Exalted, certainly, by 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 work as a producer that he sees evolving. Viguier knows, the digital transition is underway and tomorrow we will have to produce differently. Soon he will dedicate a special issue of his Territoires de France program to the metaverse, broadcast on TV5 Monde.
Alongside this, Viguier continues to conduct interviews with personalities whose interventions are as intellectual as they are popular.
The man who interviewed several American presidents, Nelson Mandela and even the Pope, as well as most of France’s top politicians, recently held a special program on TV5 Monde with Anne-Aymone Giscard d’Estaing whose Ratings hits were notable and critically acclaimed value.