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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 […]

RTL names Schiwek as CEO of Divimove

RTL Group has appointed Tobias Schiwek as CEO of multiplatform network, Divimove, effective 1 January 2019. Schiwek, who is currently co-managing director of UFA X and chief digital officer of UFA, will succeed the three co-founders and managing directors of Divimove, Brian Ruhe, Philipp Bernecker and Sebastiaan van Dam. The reshuffle is part of RTL Group’s ambition […]

RTL and ITV strengthen advertising partnership

German and international broadcaster RTL and UK commercial broadcaster ITV are to strengthen and extend their advertising sales partnership, with Kelly Williams, ITV’s managing director of commercial joining the board of RTL AdConnect, RTL’s international ad sales house. Under the pair’s extended partnership, RTL AdConnect will represent ITV globally outside the UK and foster closer […]

RTL appoints former MTV president as CEO of StyleHaul

RTL has appointed former MTV president Sean Atkins as the new CEO of its fashion, beauty and lifestyle multi-platform network Stylehaul. Atkins, who has previously held senior roles at Discovery and HBO, started at Stylehaul this week. In his new role he will work closely with Stylehaul CFO Melanie Kirk, who has been interim CEO […]

RTL Deutschland claims victory in hotel distribution legal battle

RTL Deutschland has claimed a victory in its battle against Spanish hotel chain NH for the illegal use of its broadcast signal in hotel rooms in the country. Following a year-long legal battle between the pair, the court of appeals in Alicante has ruled that the use of the TV channels in hotel rooms without […]

RTL rules out Endemol Shine purchase

German broadcaster RTL has withdrawn its interest in buying Endemol Shine as it focuses on growth initiatives such as building mass-audience VOD services and expanding FremantleMedia’s drama output. During its Q2 earnings call last week, the FremantleMedia-owner revealed that it had dropped out of the race to purchase Endemol Shine. “On Endemol Shine, we stepped out […]

RTL posts strong results as it focuses on VOD and drama

RTL announced strong Q2 and H1 results as it focuses on its two main growth initiatives – building mass-audience VOD services and expanding FremantleMedia’s drama output. The German broadcaster said that it continued its business development and ‘Total Video’ strategy in the first half of the year with H1 revenue up for the fourth consecutive […]

RTL Netherlands taps Piksel for new digital service

Broadcaster RTL Netherlands has tapped OTT TV technology outfit Piksel to provide technology for its planned new digital service. As part of a multi-phase project, Piksel is working with RTL Netherlands to develop a new digital destination that brings together all of its most popular linear and on-demand viewing in one place, according to Piksel. […]

CBC taps Bitmovin for RTL Deutschland multiscreen video

German production and broadcast services outfit CBC has tapped video compression specialist Bitmovin’s HTML5 web player and SDKs across web, mobile and online platforms for broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland to extend the reach of its content beyond TV screens. Bitmovin’s Player provides CBC with a single technology for platforms including web browsers, Android and Apple […]

RTL pay channels dropped by Sky

German commercial broadcaster RTL’s pay TV channels will cease to broadcast on pay TV operator Sky’s platform from July 17 after the pair failed to reach a mutually acceptable commercial agreement. The lack of a deal means that RTL pay channels RTL Crime, RTL Passion and RTL Living will be dropped from the Sky platform. […]

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