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RTL stays stable as FremantleMedia dips

A stronger advertising market in Germany and digital growth helped keep RTL Group’s top line more or less stable for the first quarter, though production unit FremantleMedia wobbled. Revenues were down slightly from €1.313 billion (US$1.49 billion) to €1.308 billion, with a higher sales at RTL Deutschland being offset by lower revenue at France’s M6 […]

FremantleMedia creates Shotglass

FremantleMedia’s UK arm has created a digital division named Shotglass Media. The production unit will sit alongside FremantleMedia UK divisions Talkback, Thames, Retort, Boundless, Newman Street and Euston Films, with Kat Hebden (pictured) at the helm as managing director. The unit will focus on creating digital experiences for fans and brands, and oversee digital and […]

FremantleMedia exec moves to MCN StyleHaul

FremantleMedia veteran Olivier Delfosse has been named COO of StyleHaul, Fremantle’s multichannel network sister firm within the RTL Group. At Germany-based StyleHaul, he will work closely on developing the business with CEO and president Stephanie Horbaczewski, working out of LA. At FremantleMedia, Delfosse drove global digital initiatives and partnerships with the likes of YouTube and […]

Ad market upturn keeps RTL stable

Advertising growth in some markets helped RTL Group to offset a flat market in Germany and continued difficulties with M6 in France and maintain stable revenues and EBITA for the first quarter. RTL said that all European TV advertising markets except Germany and France showed signs of improvement. Production arm FremantleMedia turned in EBITA of […]

RTL yearly earnings hit record high

RTL has reported “significant” profit growth in 2013 with EBITA reaching a record full-year high, primarily driven by higher contributions from its largest profit centre, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Announcing its full year 2013 results, RTL said that EBITA increased 6.9% to €1.15 billion (US$1.58 billion), €622 million of which came from Mediengruppe RTLDeutschland – the unit’s […]

RTL Group invests US$36m in YouTube network BroadbandTV

RTL Group has partnered with multi-channel YouTube content network BroadbandTV, putting US$36 million into the firm in the first of a string of planned investments. The deal, designed to increase RTL Group’s expansion in the online video market while upping BroadbandTV’s global growth strategy, gives RTL Group a 51% shareholding in BroadbandTV. RTL Group also […]