Philippe Bony has been named general manager of TPS Cinema, replacing Didier Lupfer, who has moved over to rival pay-TV operator Canal Plus (Screendaily, June 2).

In his new role, Bony will head digital satellite operator TPS' four film-themed channels, which include Cinestar 1 and 2, Cinefaz and classic movie channel Cinetoile.

Bony, currently general manager of TPS pay-per-view service Multivision - a position he will keep - previously also headed TPS' sport and film acquisition and co-financing department.

Guillaume Jouhet and Emmanuelle Lepers will replace Bony at TPS Cinema's film acquisition department. Jouhet will be responsible for acquiring finished product while Lepers will handle pre-buying activity.