RTL Hungary taps Bedrock for RTL+ streaming launch

RTL Hungary has tapped technology outfit Bedrock to power its newly rebranded RTL+ direct-to-consumer streaming offering. RTL Hungary has turned to Bedrock to deliver a service with three tiers launching simultaneously: an AVOD offering dubbed RTL+ Light based around a traditional catch-up TV proposition; RTL+ Activ, a service distributed via telcos that offers more premium […]

Schmitter joins RTL Deutschland board with combined brands and content remit

Stephan Schmitter, currently chief journalistic content officer at RTL Deutschland, has been appointed to the Management Board of RTL Deutschland. As managing director of programming, he will take on responsibility for all content (entertainment, journalistic content, fiction, sports, RTL Studios productions) and brands from RTL Deutschland. RTL said that by bundling content and brands, “the […]

RTL+ streaming subs up by over half as Telekom partnership pays off

European broadcast outfit RTL Group has seen the paid subscribers to its German streaming service RTL+ jump by 53.8% in the year to September, landing at 3.675 million, thanks in large part to the bundling of the RTL+ Premium offering with Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta TV offering. Growth in RTL+’s base and increased revenues from production […]

RTL Group extends RTL+ SVOD brand in Hungary

RTL Group is launching a new SVOD service in Hungary called RTL+, The service will seek to differentiate itself by focusing primarily on local content. Currently, the plan is to launch 12 exclusive local productions on the platform over the next 12 months. In parallel with the launch of RTL+, the company’s well-established linear channel […]

TF1 and M6 abandon merger plan

Bouygues, RTL Group, Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 have called off their plan to merge the TF1 and M6 groups. The decision to abandon the merger, which was originally announced in May last year, came after  the parties appeared at the hearings of the French Competition Authority’s board on 5 and 6 September to argue […]

DAZN and RTL to broadcast NFL from 2023 in DACH

The NFL has announced long-term rights deals in Germany with RTL and DAZN. From the start of the 2023 season, the free-to-air RTL and streamer DAZN will provide the DACH region with a combined 170 live games per season, up almost 30% from the current deal with ProSieben and DAZN.  Serving as the NFL’s FTA […]

New CFO for RTL Deutschland

RTL Group has appointed a new chief financial officer for RTL Deutschland. Ingrid Heisserer, currently CFO Austria and Germany at the cosmetics company L’Oréal, will become the new CFO of RTL Deutschland, effective December 1. She will succeed Alexander Glatz, who will leave RTL Deutschland at the end of August on the best of terms, […]

New management team for RTL Deutschland

RTL Group is reorganising the management of RTL Deutschland. Matthias Dang, co-CEO, Alexander Glatz, chief financial officer, and Oliver Radtke, who is responsible for the overall coordination of the combination of RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr, will manage RTL Deutschland, along with Andreas Fischer. Fischer, currently executive vice-president, business development at RTL Group, will […]

RTL sees streaming growth accelerate

Paying subscribers for RTL Group’s streaming services in Germany and the Netherlands was up 48% to more than 4.5 million for the first half of the year. Streaming revenue was up 21.5% to €130 million. Paying subscribers for Germany’s RTL+ increased 68.9% year on year to 3.427 million. RTL said that its strategic partnership with […]

RTL and SevenOne Entertainment to create new addressable ad tech JV

German broadcasters RTL Deutschland and Seven.One Entertainment Group/ProSiebenSat.1 are to set up an addressable advertising technology joint venture. The pair said their aim is to develop existing technologies for addressable TV based on open standards, such as HbbTV, for the European market. The plan is subject to regulatory approval. The planned joint venture will involve offering […]

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