RTL Germany

RTL Germany welcomes Videoland drama ‘Maxima’ following Beta Film deal

RTL Germany has picked up rights to Maxima, which follows the life of Argentina-born Maxima Zorreguieta who later became Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. The six-hour show has just wrapped shooting and is being produced by Millstreet Films. It was commissioned by RTL Netherlands’ OTT service Videoland. The series, which is sold by Beta Film, […]

RTL Germany to clean up ‘The Block’ with Good Times adapting Banijay renovation format

RTL Germany has ordered a local adaptation of Banijay’s renovation format The Block, to be titled Wettkampf In 4 Wänden – Die Ultimative Bau-Challenge. Produced by Good Times, part of Banijay Germany, the format is a renovation-based competition reality show, in which four couples compete in order to turn an unloved apartment into a high-end […]

RTL Deutschland poaches Netflix’s German unscripted content chief

RTL Deutschland has poached Netflix exec Inga Leschek to lead programming for its channel and streaming operations, marking a rapid return to the German broadcaster for the exec. Leschek left RTL Deutschland to join Netflix in October 2021 but is now set to rejoin the broadcast giant from March, reporting into Stephan Schmitter, MD of […]

Banijay format ‘Blow Up’ inflates with RTL Germany adaptation

RTL Germany has commissioned a local version of Banijay entertainment format Blow Up. Produced by Banijay Productions Germany and locally titled as Die Ballon Show, the format follows the nation’s best balloon artists battle it out. Within a limited timeframe, they must complete unique challenges and wow the expert judges with their creations if they […]

RTL Germany makes first int’l move for ‘Limitless Win’

RTL Germany has become the first broadcaster to order a remake of ITV entertainment format Limitless Win. The show, to be known locally as Ohne Limit, is based on the Hello Dolly original, which was co-developed and co-produced by Mitre Studios. The prodco is run by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who host the UK series. […]

RTL Germany checks in to ‘Paradise Hotel’

Dating reality format Paradise Hotel has been licenced by RTL Germany for its streaming service TVNow. The deal comes before the re-launch next month of Paradise Hotel in the US, which has been commissioned by Fox from producers Mentorn Media and 495 Productions after 16 years off air. The new US series premieres on 9th […]

Awesomeness names Viacom Int’l Studios as distribution partner

Viacom International Studios (VIS) will be the international distribution partner for Awesomeness’ a large portfolio of series and films within its catalogue. The media company, which focuses on creating original content for Gen Z (those born in the mid-90s onwards) through its film and TV divisions, was acquired by Viacom in 2018. Under the terms […]

Formats round-up: Sony, Endemol and Armoza score sales

Electric Ray’s Alone At Home has sold into Germany and the Netherlands ahead of its UK premiere next week. RTL Netherlands has ordered a 6 x 60-minute adaptation of the Sony Pictures Television-distributed format, with production set to start in December. Meanwhile RTL Germany has also ordered the program, which will be produced by Sony […]

Electus launches 6/26 int’l copro model

US producer-distributor Electus has created a new international coproduction model for unscripted programmes dubbed ‘6/26’. The practice is the brainchild of Electus worldwide television and international president John Pollak, and is aimed at secured multi-episode orders. The processs sees four broadcasters – Australia’s Nine Network, France’s TF1, Germany’s Nito (part of RTL Germany) and Nordics-based […]

RTL launching international channel

A new RTL Group entertainment channel, aimed at German speakers and ex-pats around the world, is due to launch on January 18. RTL International is due to debut in countries including Canada, Australia, South Africa, Namibia, Israel and Georgia in the coming weeks, and will roll out in the US in February. The channel will […]