RTL Germany

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 […]

Sky Vision hires Karen Wise

Sky Vision, the distribution arm of UK pay TV operator BSkyB, has hired Karen Wise as head of sales. Wise was previously head of sales at (now defunct) Target Entertainment. At Sky Vision she will report to Leona Connell, head of global sales, and oversee sales to the US, Benelux, Ireland and Israel. Separately, Sky […]