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Conze: Germany can resist Netflix, Joyn to be leading AVOD platform

The German video entertainment business is capable of defending its patch against the threat of Netflix and new JV streaming platform Joyn will quickly emerge as the leading ad-supported streaming offering in the country, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to Die Welt newspaper, Conze said that there was a “defeatist” view at large that […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL create JV for programmable addressable advertising

ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL Deutschland are teaming up to drive the development of addressable TV and online video advertising in Germany. The pair are to establish a 50:50 joint venture to deliver a platform for programmable buying of addressable TV and online video ads. The pair said that their joint demand side platform’s offer answers the […]

RTL sees pay VOD base grow by 60%

RTL Group grew its paying video-on-demand subscriber base in Germany and the Netherlands to 1.15 million at the end of March, up 59% year-on-year. CEO Thomas Rabe hailed the “good progress” the company has made towards achieving its goal of “building local streaming champions in the European countries where we have strong families of channels”. […]

RTL declines to discharge Habets

International broadcaster RTL Group’s annual general meeting of shareholders has declined to discharge CEO Bert Habets, despite the company announcing his unexpected decision to resign earlier this month. “The AGM resolved to give full and final discharge to all the directors in respect of their management in the course of 2018, with the exception of […]

RTL names Natalie Tideström Heidmark as CEO of United Screens

RTL has appointed Natalie Tideström Heidmark as new CEO of United Screens, the Nordic-based multi-platform network (MPN). Heidmark, most recently sales director of United Screens in Sweden, succeeds United Screens co-founder Malte Andreasson, who will continue to work for the company in a consulting capacity. Heidmark joined United Screens in 2014. Before joining the MPN, […]

RTL names new chief for Croatia

International broadcaster RTL Group today has named Marc Puškarić as the new CEO of RTL Croatia, effective as of July 1. Puškarić, who is currently managing director of Bertelsmann Brazil Investments and the Bertelsmann Corporate Centre in Brazil, will replace Henning Tewes, who is joining Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland as COO programme affairs and multichannel. Puškarić […]

RTL names Rabe as CEO after Habets quits

RTL Group has named its chairman Thomas Rabe as CEO following the unexpected resignation of Bert Habets. Rabe will take on the role in addition to his existing duties as chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann, RTL’s 71.5% majority shareholder. RTL said that Habets had decided to resign as CEO and leave the RTL board for […]

RTL secures SVOD rights to Awesomeness content

RTL Deutschland has secured rights to content from Viacom’s Awesomeness TV digital outfit for its subscription video-on-demand service TV Now. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will offer a  selection of Awesomeness programming on the SVOD offering. The new TV Now Premium package offers a range of exclusive programming, live content and the most popular German and international […]

RTL’s Habets rejects streaming collaboration with ProSiebenSat.1

RTL CEO Bert Habets rejected collaboration with rival ProSiebenSat.1 to create a common streaming platform at the company’s full year results presentation at the end of last week, according to local reports. Habets said he was “very confident” that RTL can develop its own streaming offering in a way that delivers growth and economies of […]

TV channels provide boost for Lagardère

Lagardère Active, the part of French media group Lagardère that houses the group’s TV channels, saw its revenues slide by 3.6% last year to €895 million, with a strong performance from TV being offset by a decline in press advertising and a lowering of the audience for radio service Europe 1. Overall, advertising revenues including […]

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