Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland

New management team for RTL Deutschland

RTL Group is reorganising the management of RTL Deutschland. Matthias Dang, co-CEO, Alexander Glatz, chief financial officer, and Oliver Radtke, who is responsible for the overall coordination of the combination of RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr, will manage RTL Deutschland, along with Andreas Fischer. Fischer, currently executive vice-president, business development at RTL Group, will […]

RTL Deutschland makes VOD hire for TV NOW expansion

Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland has upped Henning Nieslony to the management team of its digital division, RTL Interactive. In his new role as head of commercial management for video-on-demand, Nieslony will be tasked with further expanding RTL’s TV NOW offering into a fully-fledged streaming service. Nieslony was previously marketing manager of VOD / corporate and head of strategy and media […]

RTL launches revamped TV Now service

RTL Group’s domestic German arm, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, has revamped its OTT TV service TV Now with a range of new, exclusive shows, live content and popular German and US series in a new premium package priced at €4.99. The offering includes all 13 of RTL’s free and pay TV channels alongside on-demand content in […]

RTL Deutschland claims victory in hotel distribution legal battle

RTL Deutschland has claimed a victory in its battle against Spanish hotel chain NH for the illegal use of its broadcast signal in hotel rooms in the country. Following a year-long legal battle between the pair, the court of appeals in Alicante has ruled that the use of the TV channels in hotel rooms without […]

RTL partners with Wochit for social video

Mediengruppe RTL has partnered with Wochit, a video creation platform aimed at editorial teams uploading to services like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Wochit said RTL had chosen its platform so it can create optimised, short-form social and online video, with its tools to be used by teams working across the RTL, RTL2, RTL Next and […]

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 significant profit growth

RTL reported “significant profit growth” in 2013 with EBITA reaching a record full-year high, primarily driven by higher contributions from its largest profit centre Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland.  Announcing its full year 2013 results, RTL said that EBITA increased 6.9% to €1.15 billion, €622 million of which came from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland – the unit’s best ever […]

RTL Group strong despite ad slump

RTL Group reported strong first half results, despite ad market decreases in all of its core markets except Germany, which remained stable year-on-year.  The firm attributed these ad conditions for a slight decrease in revenue, which was down 1.3% year-on-year to €2.78 billion. However, profit was up 52.6% to €418 million, while reported EBITDA was […]