Julien Borde Joins Mediawan’s ON kids & family Team


WarnerMedia and France Télévisions alum Julien Borde is joining Mediawan as part of the ON kids & family team.

Borde is tasked with driving growth in the kids’ division in France and internationally and supporting the group’s goal of active expansion. He joins from WarnerMedia, where since 2018 he was head of kids’ and general-entertainment channels for France, French-speaking territories and Africa. Before that, he created the kids’ unit at France Télévisions.

Borde was appointed secretary-general of France 3 in 2012, then head of digital programming with responsibility for AVOD, TVOD and SVOD. He started his career with Disney in 1997, where he remained until 2005 as deputy director then executive director for programs and production at Disney Channel France.

Borde said: “I am very happy to be joining ON kids & family and Mediawan. In my previous positions, I have enjoyed the passion and professionalism that Aton Soumache brings to the production of premium kids and family content. So it is a great honour now to become part of the team at Europe’s leading producer of TV and film animation, with a mission to imagine and produce new content, explore new creative opportunities and help to grow ON kids & family in the ambitious and stimulating framework of Mediawan.”

Aton Soumache, chairman and co-founder of ON kids & family, added: “For many years now I have been able to appreciate Julien Borde’s many skills, his intimate knowledge of our industry and his love of animation and content for all the family. His arrival at ON is a response to the demands of Mediawan’s strategic growth priority. His acute all-round vision and his understanding of new technologies will be a key asset in pursuing the group’s ambitions in the major changes that await us.”