RTL’s de Posch exiting as Habets becomes sole CEO

Guillaume de Posch is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of RTL Group, leaving Bert Habets as the pan-European broadcast group’s sole chief executive. De Posch (pictured right), who will step down on January 1, will continue to serve as a non-executive member of RTL Group’s Board of Directors. Habets (below left), who was […]

The TBI Interview – Frank Hoffmann, managing director of RTL Deutschland

RTL managing director Frank Hoffmann tells Dieter Brockmeyer how Germany’s largest commercial network has lasered in on original programming and where the opportunities lie. It’s an interesting time for Germany’s RTL channel, especially in regards to scripted programming. There will be six premieres of domestic series this autumn, a number that has rarely been hit […]

Ex-A+E exec to lead ProSiebenSat.1 int’l efforts

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has named former A+E Networks UK executive Nicolas Eglau to the new position of executive vice-president of international. Eglau, who was chief operating officer EMEA and general manager for Benelux the Nordics, CEE, the Middle East and Africa at A+E Networks, will take charge of ProSiebenSat.1’s international activities, including the European Media Alliance, […]

BBC among French sci-fi drama buyers

The UK’s BBC Four, Germany’s RTL and DR in Denmark have boarded a French sci-fi drama series from Empriente Digitale. DR’s deal gives it exclusive local rights for seasons one and two of Missions, while the BBC and RTL have struck second window deals, for free TV and premium pay TV respectively, as AMC-owned SVOD […]

Ampere: media giants’ debts are manageable

Debt levels at media giants such as Netflix and Sky are less significant than those of the doomed internet companies of the dot com bubble, according to a new study. The high levels of debt being incurred by the likes of Amazon, Altice and Verizon as well as significant regional players such as Sky, ITV […]

Digital unit provides big boost for RTL

Digital revenues boosted RTL’s revenue performance significantly in the second half, with the German broadcaster also seeing solid growth from production arm FremantleMedia. RTL’s domestic German and French broadcasting operations posted decent returns, but overall EBITDA was pushed down by the phased out of M6’s mobile contract in France and lower advertising revenue in the […]

Iflix hires RTL CBS Asia founder

Iflix has appointed the founding CEO of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, Jonas Engwall, as its new head of Asia. Engwall (pictured) takes over from the emerging market SVOD service’s previous Asia boss, David Goldstein, who moves to a new role as non-executive chairman of Iflix Asia. He brings more than 14 years of broadcasting and […]

History staffs up for Dutch launch

A+E Networks UK has hired new programming and marketing staff ahead of the launch of History channel in the Netherlands. Marit Huiskamp and Eva Schouwenaar have joined A+E’s Amsterdam-based Benelux office as programme scheduler and marketing manager respectively. Huiskamp will join later this summer from RTL, where she has spent the past several years working […]

A+E’s European COO exiting

Nicolas Eglau is stepping down as COO of A+E and Sky’s joint venture operation. Eglau has been COO and general manager of A+E Networks UK since late 2015, joining from RTL’s business in the Netherlands. His role at the channels business spanned the UK, Nordics, Benelux and CEEMA regions, and A+E said today he will […]

Free TV deals for Zak Storm

A raft of free-TV broadcasters in Europe have acquired Zak Storm, the new pirate action adventure series from Method Animation in France. PGS Entertainment is distributing and has sold the 39x26mins show to broadcasters including Super RTL in Germany, RTVE in Spain, RTBF in Belgium, RTL in the Netherlands, SIC in Portugal and CSC Pop […]

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