RTL Deutschland

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 […]

Amazon will have ‘bigger impact’ than Netflix

Amazon is likely to have a bigger impact on the German market, and other markets in which it is present, than Netflix, according to a panel of TV and platform operator executives at the ANGA COM congress in Cologne. Taking part in the opening panel session at the show, Anke Schaferkordt, CEO, RTL Deutschland, said […]

M6, RTL Deutschland and digital boost RTL Group results

France’s M6 Group and RTL Deutschland helped boost international media group RTL’s first half performance, which also benefited from strong growth in digital. First half revenues were up 3.2% to €2.878 billion, with digital revenue up 20.5% to €264 million. The performance dipped in the second quarter, however, with revenue dropping by 2.3%. This was […]

RTL Deutschland launches new free-to-air channel

RTL Deutschland has launched a new free-to-air channel focusing on general entertainment. RTL Plus will be headed by Jan Peter Lacher, who will continue in his current role as senior vice-president of programme planning at RTL Television. He will report to RTL television programming managing director Frank Hoffmann in both roles. The German channel will […]

RTL Deutschland taps 3-Screen Solutions for n-tv HbbTV app

RTL Deutschland-owned news channel n-tv has tapped 3 Screen Solutions to develop a new HbbTV-compliant TV app. The broadcasters has chosen multiscreen technology specialist 3-Screen Solutions to provide an end-to-end app for the broadcaster that can be used on multiple consumer devices. “3 Screen Solutions has a deep understanding of what makes a great viewer […]

RTL strikes German OTT deal with Magine

RTL Deutschland has inked a deal with OTT service Magine. The exclusive agreement means RTL’s six free-to-air channels will be carried on Magine. The RTL offerings in question are the core RTL channel as well as Vox, N-TV, RTL Nitro, Super RTL and RTL II. Magine makes full linear channels available over the top and […]