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RTL in Formula 1 and football deal with Sky Deutschland

RTL Deutschland has struck a sports deal with pay TV operator Sky Deutschland to bring Formula 1 to and Bundesliga and English Premier League football to RTL viewers, with Sky Deutschland viewers getting access to Europa League and Europa Conference League matches. The two-year partnership will see seven Formula 1 races broadcast live on RTL […]

New CEO for RTL Deutschland

RTL Group has named Stephan Schmitter as CEO of RTL Deutschland, with a remit across its broadcast operations and streamer RTL+. Schmitter will retain his chief content officer responsibilities once he takes up his new role on 1 January 2024, which will be a year since former CEO Stephan Schafer stepped down after just 12 […]

RTL names new group-wide content chief

Pan-European broadcast group RTL has appointed Jan Peter Lacher to the new role of senior vice-president content within its central organisation. RTL said the new role would bundle overarching content areas across the Group. Lacher, who is currently chief transformation officer at RTL Deutschland, will take on his new role on August 1. As SVP […]

RTL Deutschland groups international ad-tech in one unit under Martin Hoberg

Broadcaster RTL Deutschland is bundling its ad technology activities in one new unit led by Martin Hoberg as chief international AdTech officer. The new unit will coordinate and strengthen the cooperation and further development of the company’s international ad tech investments, RTL said. Hoberg will step down from his current position as RTL Deutschland’s Chief Strategy Officer […]

RTL Germany renews UEFA Europa League for 2024/25-2026/27

RTL Germany has extended its live rights to the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League until 2026/27. The three-year deal triggers in 2024/25 and continues a relationship between RTL and the Europa League dating back to 2018. RTL Germany said the deal means it will continue to be “the only provider to show […]

RTL Deutschland sets up media tech investment outfit

RTL Deutschland has set up a new unit, RTL Ventures, to invest in consumer tech companies. The media outfit said the aim of the move is to build up a portfolio of innovative European firms that could be market leaders in their field the long term and which have strong prospects in the German-speaking part of […]

RTL Deutschland hires Netflix programming exec

Broadcaster RTL Deutschland has hired Netflix programming executive Inga Leschek as programming chief for RTL and streaming service RTL+. Leschek was previously director of non-fiction programming for Netflix in the DACH and CEE regions, a role she took on in October 2021. Prior to joining Netflix, she was managing director of production outfits RTL Studios […]

France Televisions and RTL Deutschland join anti-piracy coalition ACE

ACE (the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment), which describes itself as ‘the world’s leading anti-piracy coalition’ has added 11 new members to its membership, with France Televisions, RTL Deutschland and OSN among high-profile additions. In total, ACE’s latest expansion brings the total number of member companies to 52. ACE said the new members extensively increase its […]

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, […]

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