Guillaume de Posch


De Posch stepping down at RTL, Habets to be sole CEO

Guillaume de Posch is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of RTL Group, leaving Bert Habets as the pan-European broadcast group’s sole chief executive. De Posch, who will step down on January 1, will continue to serve as a non-executive member of RTL Group’s Board of Directors. Habets, who was only appointed as co-CEO […]

RTL ‘committed to digital’ as revenues surge

RTL Group remains committed to a digital expansion strategy despite uncertainty over the future of multichannel network BroadbandTV and expects digital to account for at least 15% of overall revenues within the next three to five years, according to co-CEOs Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch. The affirmation came as the Luxembourg-based media group reported […]

RTL reports strong results driven by broadcast, Fremantle

RTL Group reported a 9.5% revenue increase and an 18% growth in underlying earnings in Q1, driven by its broadcast business and production arm FremantleMedia. Announcing results for the three months ending March 31, RTL said that its “rapidly growing digital business” also contributed to a strong start to 2016, with digital revenue up 36.4% […]

RTL looks to digital growth to compete with big US rivals

RTL must continue to grow its digital business and look to global scale as it faces competition from the likes of YouTube and Facebook, according to the German broadcast group’s co-CEO. Delivering a keynote at MIPTV yesterday in Cannes, Guillaume de Posch (pictured) said that while RTL was originally geared towards local tastes in specific European […]

RTL takes €88 million hit from Hungarian ad tax plan

RTL Group has posted a €88 million impairment in its first-half results as a consequence of the new advertising tax rules implemented by the Hungarian government. Co-CEOs Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch said that new advertising tax would “strongly reduce the profitability of RTL Hungary”, which, together with continued problems in the French market […]

RTL buys majority stake in video ad platform SpotXchange

RTL Group has paid €107 million to take a 65% majority stake in US video advertising platform SpotXchange. The German media group said the deal establishes it as the first major broadcaster to invest in the rapidly growing market of programmatic online video advertising. It said that it also marks the next step of RTL […]

RTL says “confiscatory” Hungarian ad tax will hit profits

RTL said this morning that a new tax on advertising in Hungary will severely impact its business, making its previously profitable operation in the country loss-making. The pan-European broadcaster said that it expects to pay €15 million extra in tax under the new regime. RTL’s Hungarian operation generated an EBITA profit of €15 million last […]