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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 […]

Red Bee Media signs deal with RTL for MCR services

Media services company Red Bee Media has announced that it will be providing its services to Dutch broadcaster RTL’s IP Global MCR Platform.  All of RTL’s facilities will be connected to the Red Bee Media MCR in Hilversum, with access to a global video network.  The transfer, which started in July, will see all MCR […]

German competition watchdog gives green light to ProSiebenSat.1-RTL ad JV

German competition watchdog the Bundeskartellamt has approved commercial broadcasters ProSiebenSat.1 and RTL’s advertising joint venture D-Force. The venture is designed to establish an automated booking platform for addressable advertising to enable brands to reach target audiences at scale. Thomas Wagner, CEO of SevenOne Media said that he was “very pleased that we have received the […]

RTL steps up international exclusive content drive with new formats unit

RTL Group is stepping up its efforts to build exclusive content with the launch of Format Creation Group (FC Group), a new creative unit that will develop non-scripted formats exclusively for RTL broadcasters and streaming services. The new unit will be based in Hilversum and led by managing director Matthias Scholten (pictured), a long-time TV […]

RTL combines assets to create ‘Europe’s leading digital studio’

RTL Group is combining key digital assets to create what it describes as “Europe’s leading digital studio and home for digital content creators”. The Luxembourg-based international broadcast outfit has unveiled plans to combine its digital video business in the Nordics, United Screens, with Divimove, its Berlin-based digital video company. RTL also plans to integrate the […]

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, […]

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