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M7 launches new hybrid pay TV platform for Germany

Pay TV operator M7 Group has launched a new hybrid IP and DTH service in Germany. The new platform, Diveo, will target the 17 million homes that receive satellite signals via the Astra satellite position at 19.2° East. The Diveo offering comprises up to 70 channels in HD quality and over 30 catch-up libraries alongside […]

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 to combine SpotX and Smartclip into single ad-tech outfit

RTL Group is to combine SpotX and Smartclip into a single integrated ad-tech company by the end of next year. The broadcast outfit said it would roll the combined platform across its operations and boost it with further acquisitions. RTL said that the combined SpotX-SmartCcip would focus ad-server development, addressable TV, bringing dynamic ad-insertion capabilities […]

RTL closes SpotX acquisition

RTL Group has closed the acquisition of advertising technology outfit SpotX. The broadcasting group acquired the 36.4% of the company itt did not already own, giving it 100% control. RTL first acquired a majority stake in SpotX in September 2014 when the company was known as SpotXchange. The broadcast group said it planned to make […]

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 […]

Inception signs up for Microsoft MR and Facebook Camera Effects

RTL Group-backed virtual and augmented reality specialist Inception has joined Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality Programme and has been chosen as a beta partner for Facebook’s augmented reality Camera Effects Programme. The Microsoft move will seen Inception add Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality to the list of platforms it supports. Inception has incorporated Cortana, Microsoft’s personal digital […]

RTL and M6 boards agree new price for French radio assets

RTL Group’s board and the board of RTL-backed French broadcaster M6 have agreed a price for the latter’s acquisition of RTL’s French radio assets as part of the move by RTL to combine its French broadcasting activities in a single entity. The two boards have agree a purchase price for the radio unit of €199.8 […]

Mobile2Morrow adds RTL channels to offering

OTT TV service provider Mobile2Morrow has added a package of German TV channels from RTL Group to its M2M TV offering. The package consists of all eight channels of provided by Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland including RTL, Vox and news channel n-tv. According to Mobile2Morrow, M2M TV will be the first platform to offers all the […]

American Idol absence casts unflattering light on solid RTL results

The presence of American Idol on Fox in the US in the first quarter last year cast an unflattering light on RTL Group’s comparative performance for the first three months of 2017, with revenue down 1.9% and EBITDA down 8.3%. Excluding the American Idol effect, RTL’s Q1 revenue was up 4%, in line with guidance, […]

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 […]

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