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Deutsche Telekom takes TV Now in expanded deal with RTL

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Group’s German unit, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, have agreed an expanded distribution deal that will see the German telecom giant integrate the RTL streaming service TV Now Premium in its TV offer, Magenta TV. From today, the price plans Magenta TV Smart and Magenta TV Smart Flex will automatically include TV Now […]

RTL posts improved advertising numbers as streaming subs soar

Broadcasting group RTL has made a modest comeback in the third quarter, with ad revenues close to being on a par with 2019 – a much better performance than anticipated – and streaming subscriber numbers rising by a third year-on-year. RTL had 1.79 million subscribers to its German RTL Now and Dutch Videoland streaming services […]

RTL completes sale of stake as BroadbandTV launches IPO

RTL Group has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in Vancouver-based YouTube multichannel network BroadbandTV to BBTV Holdings Inc., for €102 million.   RTL said its exit from Broadband TV was consistent with its three-priority strategy of ‘core, growth, alliances and partnerships’, which includes continuously reviewing its portfolio and growing its European digital assets […]

RTL sees boost from streaming as COVID-19 takes its toll

RTL has seen significant growth for its streaming services in the Netherlands and Germany even as its core advertising business was hit by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. The broadcaster’s streaming revenues for its German TV Now and Dutch Videoland services were up 23.1% year-on-year to €80 million for the first half. The number […]

RTL withdraws outlook for 2020 over coronavirus fears

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group has withdrawn its outlook for 2020 and dividend proposal for 2019 as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The broadcaster said that its TV channels, radio stations, streaming services and websites are currently registering significantly higher reach and usage and pointed to its low levels of debt and access to credit […]

T-Hrvatski Telekom launches new TV packages

Deutsche Telekom-owned Croatian telco T-Hrvatski Telekom has refreshed its TV offering with the launch of three new packages from RTL and Nova. A new package of channels from RTL brings all existing RTL channels to T-Hrvatski Telekom’s MAXtv offering in HD or HD-ready quality. The channel line-up includes RTL, RTL 2, RTL Crime, RTL Living, […]

Bertelsmann’s Rabe raises possibility of RTL-ProSiebenSat.1 merger

Bertelsmann and RTL boss Thomas Rabe has called for looser regulation that would permit a merger of Germany’s leading commercial broadcasters – RTL Group and ProSiebenSat.1 – in the face of competition from global media and tech giants. Interviewed by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on Sunday, Rabe said that it was “extremely important” that […]

RTL wins Europa League, Europa Conference League in Germany

Broadcaster RTL has secured the broadcast rights to the Uefa Europa League and soon-to-launch Uefa Europa Conference League in Germany. The win will see RTL be the exclusive broadcaster of the two competitions from 2021-24. Matches will be broadcast on RTL, Nitro and OTT service TV Now. RTL currently co-owns the broadcast rights to the […]

RTL sees paying streaming customers jump by 50%

Pan-European broadcaster RTL saw the number of paying subscribers to its streaming services in Germany and the Netherlands jump by 50% in the year to September to end on 1.4 million, with CEO Thomas Rabe promising an increase in ambition NS investment for the platforms. RTL has also posted solid year-to-date results, with total revenue […]

RTL unveils new structure for ‘total video’ age as VOD base grows

RTL CEO Thomas Rabe has claimed that his company is “shaping the future of the European ‘total video’ industry” as the broadcaster unveiled a new management structure including key new appointments and passed responsibility for its advanced advertising units to RTL Deutschland, all amid strong Q2 growth for its on-demand services. The company has named […]

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