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RTL names Schiwek as CEO of Divimove

RTL Group has appointed Tobias Schiwek as CEO of multiplatform network, Divimove, effective 1 January 2019.

Tobias Schiwek

Schiwek, who is currently co-managing director of UFA X and chief digital officer of UFA, will succeed the three co-founders and managing directors of Divimove, Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker and Sebastiaan van Dam.

The reshuffle is part of RTL Group’s ambition to build a strong and profitable digital video group, centred on its existing brands: StyleHaul, Divimove and United Screens.

Commenting, RTL Group CEO Bert Habets said: “In Tobias Schiwek, we have found a creative, digital entrepreneur to lead Divimove.

“He is familiar with RTL Group’s broad portfolio and will drive closer cooperation with our broadcasters, content producers and digital offers. He has a proven track record of digital transformation and creating innovative digital-first content.”

Divimove claims to be Europe’s leading multiplatform network with 11.5 billion video views in the first half of 2018. It currently registers 300 million subscribers across its 900 social influencers in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and France.

Meanwhile, Brandboost by Divimove is a creative agency focused on developing branded content formats in online video for leading advertisers and brands.