RTL combines assets to create ‘Europe’s leading digital studio’

RTL Group is combining key digital assets to create what it describes as “Europe’s leading digital studio and home for digital content creators”. The Luxembourg-based international broadcast outfit has unveiled plans to combine its digital video business in the Nordics, United Screens, with Divimove, its Berlin-based digital video company. RTL also plans to integrate the […]

RTL combines short-form units as multi-platform strategy takes shape

RTL is to combine its Divimove and UFA X units into a single short-form video division from the beginning of January. According to the broadcaster, the new unit will create an integrated powerhouse for the production, aggregation and monetisation of short-form video content in Europe. RTL recently increased its shareholding in multi-platform network Divimove to […]

RTL names Schiwek as CEO of Divimove

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

Divimove unveils YouTube channel stats

Divimove has released an array of statistics about the top-performing channels and talent on YouTube. The FremantleMedia-backed MCN said it was a ‘pet annoyance’ that YouTube stats are thin on the ground, or out of date, so it was releasing its own research, based on tracking 1.5 million YouTube channels. The Germany-based firm said that, […]

FremantleMedia takes majority stake in MCN

FremantleMedia has upped its stake in European multichannel network Divimove to take majority control of the business. The X Factor and Idol company first took a minority stake in Divimove in late 2013, a year after Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker and Sebastiaan van Dam founded the MCN. FremantleMedia is now the firm’s majority shareholder. In […]