RTL Deutschland

Schmitter joins RTL Deutschland board with combined brands and content remit

Stephan Schmitter, currently chief journalistic content officer at RTL Deutschland, has been appointed to the Management Board of RTL Deutschland. As managing director of programming, he will take on responsibility for all content (entertainment, journalistic content, fiction, sports, RTL Studios productions) and brands from RTL Deutschland. RTL said that by bundling content and brands, “the […]

New CFO for RTL Deutschland

RTL Group has appointed a new chief financial officer for RTL Deutschland. Ingrid Heisserer, currently CFO Austria and Germany at the cosmetics company L’Oréal, will become the new CFO of RTL Deutschland, effective December 1. She will succeed Alexander Glatz, who will leave RTL Deutschland at the end of August on the best of terms, […]

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 and SevenOne Entertainment to create new addressable ad tech JV

German broadcasters RTL Deutschland and Seven.One Entertainment Group/ProSiebenSat.1 are to set up an addressable advertising technology joint venture. The pair said their aim is to develop existing technologies for addressable TV based on open standards, such as HbbTV, for the European market. The plan is subject to regulatory approval. The planned joint venture will involve offering […]

RTL Deutschland taps TeraVolt for GigaTV integration

RTL Deutschland has turned to Hamburg-based technology outfit TeraVolt to integrate the RTL+ streaming service into the Vodafone Deutschland GigaTV user interface. RTL aims to launch the RTL+ app on the Vodafone platform before the end of the year. RTL+ premium customers will then be able to access more than 55,000 hours of content in […]

RTL names new German management team ahead of G+J merger

RTL Group has named Matthias Dang and Stephan Schäfer as the new become Co-CEOs of RTL Deutschland, with former CEO Bernd Reichart leaving to take on new management responsibilities within the Bertelsmann Group. Following its move to combine RTL Deutschland and publisher Gruner + Jahr in January next year, RTL Group has said that Dang […]

RTL and Sky Deutschland agree streaming and F1 deal

RTL Deutschland has agreed a wide-ranging streaming and content distribution agreement with pay TV operator Sky Deutschland that will see the broadcaster’s streaming offering TV Now made available to Sky Q customers. The TV Now app, with its 47,000 hours of programming, will be available for Sky Q customers in Germany and Austria from the […]

RTL Deutschland strikes extended deal with Tele Columbus

RTL Deutschland has struck a new and extended distribution agreement with cable operator Tele Columbus that will see channels VOXup, RTLplus and Toggo Plus made available to Tele Columbus subscribers in SD and HD, and the pay TV channels RTL Crime HD and RTL Living made available in SD. A further channel, GEO Television HD, […]

RTL’s Schäferkordt to exit, replaced by Vox chief

RTL Deutschland CEO Anke Schäferkordt is to exit the group after nearly 30 years of service and will be succeeded by Vox MD Bernd Reichart. Schäferkordt will depart the company on 31 December 2018. A joint decision was made by RTL Group and the exec not to renew her contract. Reichart will succeed the outgoing […]

RTL, ProSiebenSat.1 and United Internet launch netID Foundation

RTL Deutschland, ProSiebenSat.1, and United Internet have launched the European netID Foundation – a log-in alliance designed to help implement new European data protection laws. The foundation aims to provide an open, industry-standard, branded ‘netID’, which will enable websites in Europe to offer its users a secure login pursuant to data protection regulations. “Data protection […]