Dirk Gerkens

CEE/Asia shake-up at RTL

Luxembourg-based broadcast group RTL has named Andreas Fischer (left) senior VP business development and regional operations in central and eastern Europe and Asia. He succeeds Andreas Rudas, whose contract is up, though he will continue to consult on RTL Hungary and be vice chairman of the board of the Hungarian operation. The outgoing Rudas (right) […]

Former RTL exec to run rival TV2

Dirk Gerkens will become the new boss of Hungarian commercial broadcaster TV2, returning to the country he left last year amid claims he had received death threats over his company’s position on a local advertising tax. Gerkens had run RTL-owned RTL Klub for 13 years before stepping down last March. Several local reports said he […]

RTL Hungary appoints CEO and deputy

Pan-European broadcast group RTL has appointed a permanent CEO and vice-CEO at RTL Hungary following a turbulent period at its operation in the country. Gabriella Vidus (left) steps up from general manager of ad sales Hungary to country CEO and programming director Péter Kolosi is upped to deputy CEO. Kolosi will remain in control of […]

RTL Hungary CEO exiting post

RTL Group’s long-serving Hungarian chief executive Dirk Gerkens is leaving his post, with Andreas Rudas appointed interim CEO. Gerkens, who has been chief exec since 2001, has been offered another, undisclosed role within RTL, the Bertelsmann-owned broadcaster said in a press release. The hunt for a permanent RTL Hungary CEO has begun, with RTL planning […]