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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 […]

RTL sets ambitious SVOD target, promises big original content investment

RTL aims to grow the number of paying subscribers to its SVOD services to three million and to grow revenue from video-on-demand to €360 million by 2021, after the number of paying subscribers to its services passed the one million mark at the end of last year. CEO Bert Habets said the group would focus […]

SpotX names UK platform services chief

RTL Group-owned advertising technology provider SpotX has named Sophie Knight as director, platform services for the UK.   Reporting into Ed Wale, managing director for SpotX in the UK, Knight will work with media owners to develop strategic account plans for key publishers to use the SpotX platform.  This will include deployments of SpotX’s ad server and data enablement software […]

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 […]