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 […]

RTL names new combined ad unit RTL AdAlliance

RTL Group’s new international advertising subsidiary is to be given the name RTL AdAlliance, combining RTL AdConnect, G+J I|MS, and Smartclip’s sales and media businesses. RTL said the combination would establish one strong and unified powerhouse for the international media sales business leveraging the RTL brand. The new company will closely collaborate with RTL Groups’ […]

CME completes RTL Croatia acquisition

CME Media Enterprises (CME) has completed the acquisition of RTL Croatia after receiving regulatory approval in the country. RTL agreed a €50 million deal in February with Czech investment group PPF’s subsidiary CME. The deal sees CME acquire 100% of the broadcaster, and has secured the long-term rights to retain the use of the RTL […]

Super RTL launches TOGGO kids entertainment platform

Leading German children’s entertainment provider Super RTL has launched a new streaming platform called TOGGO. The service is enabled by 3SS-engineered apps for web, iOS and Android devices, and provides a wide-ranging cross-content offering for children aged 0-13 years. Along with a number of Germany’s most popular kids’ TV shows from Super RTL, TOGGO offers […]

RTL looks to build cross-media streaming giant

Broadcaster RTL Deutschland’s plan to build a wider streaming offering encompassing music, podcasts and other content as well as video will create a unique offering that rivals will struggle to match, according to Matthias Dang, co-CEO of RTL Deutschland and CEO of Ad Alliance. Speaking on a panel session at the ANGA COM event in […]

RTL-Telekom partnership fuels spectacular streaming growth

RTL’s streaming partnership with Deutsche Telekom has continued to fuel spectacular growth for its RTL+ offering, which grew its base by 84.6% in the year to March to reach 3.172 million subscribers. Taken together with Dutch streaming offering Videoland, which grew its base by 12.9% to reach 1.136 million subs, the RTL+ numbers mean that […]

ProSiebenSat.1’s Beaujean plays down consolidation ideas ahead of AGM

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Rainer Beaujean has once again rejected the idea of a merger between his company and rival broadcaster RTL and has poured cold water on a wider consolidated play involving ProSiebenSat.1’s largest shareholder, MediaForEurope (MFE). Speaking to the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper ahead of tomorrow’s AGM, Beaujean said that the existence of two competing commercial […]