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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Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group has withdrawn its outlook for 2020 and dividend proposal for 2019 as a result of the coronavirus crisis.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 […]

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 […]

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