RTL names new head of tech services unit

RTL Group has named Christophe Goossens as CEO of the Group’s Luxembourg-based technical service provider, Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE), effective immediately.

Goossens will take over the leadership of BCE in addition to his role as CEO of RTL Luxembourg, a role in which he has served since 2017. Fred Lemaire, currently CEO of BCE, is to become chief operating officer of the tech outfit, responsible for finance and operations, as well as CFO of RTL Luxembourg, also effective immediately.

Lemaire has been CEO of the unit since 2014, having previously served as chief financial and sales officer.

BCE provides media services, system integration and software development in television, radio, live and on-demand streaming, production and post-production, telecommunication and IT. It serves more than 400 clients, including TV channels, radio stations, film distributors, producers, advertising companies, telecommunications operators and public services.

Elmar Heggen, COO and Deputy CEO of RTL Group, said: “Christophe Goossens has shown strong leadership skills in transforming RTL Luxembourg into a fully integrated media company across TV, radio, streaming and online. At the same time, he has enriched RTL Luxembourg’s news offering and strengthened the company’s editorial independence. His entrepreneurial spirit, digital mindset and strong network will be key to enhance BCE’s market position as a leading technical service provider – both in Luxembourg and across Europe. I am delighted that Fred Lemaire will continue to serve in the executive management of BCE and will also contribute his experience and financial expertise to the further development of RTL Luxembourg. I thank Christophe Goossens and Fred Lemaire for their achievements and dedication, wish them the best of success in their new positions and look forward to continuing our close collaboration.”

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