Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland

Canada’s Bell Media & Germany’s RTL snap up ‘Leverage: Redemption’

Bell Media in Canada and Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland in Germany have acquired the broadcast rights to the first season of action crime revival series Leverage: Redemption. The 16-episode spin-off to Leverage is set to debut on Amazon-owned free streamer IMDb TV in the US on 9 July, with the show now headed to these territories […]

Fremantle taking Germany RTL shows global

FremantleMedia International is taking hundreds of hours of programming from Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, a stablemate within the RTL Group, to the global market. FremantleMedia’s sales arm has closed a deal to represent RTL Deutschland’s library of finished programming, plus rights to future commissions and show formats. These previously went out through Germany-based distributor Global Screen. […]

NBCU Intn’l, RTL, TF1 order first procedural

The international production arm of NBCUniversal and European powerhouse broadcasters RTL Deutschland and TF1 have greenlit Gone, the first international procedural resulting from the trio’s drama deal. The series will be based on the Chelsea Cain’s novel One Kick and run to twelve one-hour episodes. Chris Noth, star of juggernaut US procedural Law & Order, […]

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 strikes German OTT deal with Magine

RTL Deutschland has inked a deal with OTT service Magine. The exclusive agreement means RTL’s six free-to-air channels will be carried on Magine. The RTL offerings in question are the core RTL channel as well as Vox, N-TV, RTL Nitro, Super RTL and RTL II. Magine makes full linear channels available over the top and […]

FremantleMedia helps offset ad revenue declines at RTL

RTL said that the strong performance of its content division FremantleMedia and its German channels arm helped mitigate the impact of declining ad revenues across the rest of its channels. Pan-European broadcast group RTL said that the phasing of production and proceeds from the sale of a London building lifted FremantleMedia’s revenues in the three […]