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Sky Deutschland to resume Formula 1 broadcasting

Sky Deutschland has struck a new agreement with Formula 1 to carry the motorsport’s 2019 and 2020 seasons on satellite, cable, IPTV, web and mobile in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it has German-speaking rights. The new agreement marks a reversal of Sky’s decision to pull out of Formula 1 last year to focus on […]

RTL Group acquires ad technology company Yospace

RTL Group has agreed to buy UK-based video advertising technology company Yospace for US$33 million (€29 million) as its moves forward with its ‘Total Video’ strategy. Yospace’s server-side dynamic ad insertion technologies enable adverts in broadcast streams to be replaced with more targeted advertising – something that RTL described as complement to its current ad-tech […]

RTL Nederland teams with Discovery, Fox and Viacom in ad initiative

RTL Nederland, Discovery Benelux, Fox Networks Group Benelux and Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) have struck a three-year advertising sales collaboration agreement. Under the terms of the deal, RTL Nederland will acquire advertising joint venture BrandDeli BV and will have the right for a minimum of three years to sell advertising space for the brand […]

RTL combines short-form units as multi-platform strategy takes shape

RTL is to combine its Divimove and UFA X units into a single short-form video division from the beginning of January. According to the broadcaster, the new unit will create an integrated powerhouse for the production, aggregation and monetisation of short-form video content in Europe. RTL recently increased its shareholding in multi-platform network Divimove to […]

RTL launches revamped TV Now service

RTL Group’s domestic German arm, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, has revamped its OTT TV service TV Now with a range of new, exclusive shows, live content and popular German and US series in a new premium package priced at €4.99. The offering includes all 13 of RTL’s free and pay TV channels alongside on-demand content in […]

RTL puts full range of 4K UHD content on Magenta TV

Subscribers to Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta TV service now have a access to the full range of 4K UHD TV programmes offered by commercial broadcaster RTL. The launch of RTL UHD on Magenta TV will bring additional sports, series and movies in the format to Telekom’s subscribers, kicking off with the run-up to and broadcast of […]

RTL’s Schäferkordt to exit, replaced by Vox chief

RTL Deutschland CEO Anke Schäferkordt is to exit the group after nearly 30 years of service and will be succeeded by Vox MD Bernd Reichart. Schäferkordt will depart the company on 31 December 2018. A joint decision was made by RTL Group and the exec not to renew her contract. Reichart will succeed the outgoing […]

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 […]

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