Following his graduation from
the E.N.S at Ulm, Jean-Michel launched Tilt Microloisirs
in 1982 for the Groupe Editions Mondiales.
This was the first publication dedicated to video games
in France. He then launched Consoles + and PC
Review, magazines dedicated to new technologies.
In 1983, he created Pixifoly for the TF1
channel, the first ever television programme to bring its
audience into the core of virtual environments.
From 1991 to 1994, he co-produced Microkids Multimedia
for the France 3 channel, a weekly programme
that covers the entire field of new technologies. At the
same time he co-produced la Nuit des Nouvelles Images (The
Night of New Images) and la Nuit des Jeux Vidéo (Video
Game Night) dealing both with the organisation of a major
event and its live coverage on television.
In 1994 Jean-Michel Blottière joined Canal
Plus as Programming Director for channel “C:”,
dedicated to new technologies. As Editorial Consultant for
all the new programmes of Canal+, he was involved in launching
Cyberflash, Cyberculture and the Web pages of the encrypted
channel. He was the company’s representative on the
Media Investment Club, a European Community programme.
In 1997 he joined INA (National Audio-visual
Institute), in charge of the general co-ordination of the
Imagina Festival. In this capacity he established partnerships
of up to 750,000 Euros with the leaders of the industry
(Thomson Multimedia, Infogrames, Alias|Wavefront, Softimage,
Discreet,) and also with the major European, national and
He left INA early in 2000, and at the request of Jacques
Rosselin, became Programming Director for Canalweb,
the first European television operator on the internet.