RTL Group


TV Now and Videoland bright spots for RTL Group in Q1

RTL Group has seen positive growth for its streaming services, with TV Now and Videoland up 34% year-over-year to reach 1.53 million.  The company said that the introduction of lockdown measures in mid-March has contributed to a higher growth rate of its streaming services. Groupe M6’s streaming service 6play saw an additional one million users […]

RTL Group to buy 50% of M6’s Bedrock streaming platform

RTL Group has agreed to acquire a 50% stake in Groupe M6’s tech business, Bedrock. A joint statement from RTL and M6 said that they “aim to create a European leader in streaming technology.” Bedrock first started life in 2008, with Groupe M6 saying that it has been “anticipating the need for and significance of” […]

RTL outlines VOD-focused strategic priorities for 2019

RTL Group has set out plans to expand its video-on-demand services by developing a joint VOD tech platform and by making “significant investments” into more local and exclusive content. Laying out its strategic priorities for next year, the company said that it will develop a joint tech platform that all its streaming platforms and broadcaster […]

RTL looking to VOD revamp and digital originals to fuel growth

Commercial broadcaster RTL is looking to a combination of video-on-demand and production outfit Fremantle’s push into scripted drama to fuel growth after posting solid Q3 results, with ambitious plans for VOD platform TV Now in Germany. RTL Group CEO Bert Habets said that the group plans to up its investment in streaming services, including investment […]

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 […]

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