RTL Hungary

The Wall adaptation a “failure” for RTL Hungary, says CEO

At the New Europe Market (NEM) in Croatia, RTL Hungary CEO Gabriella Vidus branded the format adaptation of The Wall a “failure” for the channel, after a competitor created a similar local version of the game show. “We had a huge failure with The Wall, I have to say. Obviously it’s happened only in Hungary […]

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) […]

NATPE: RTL commits to drama, dismisses Netflix

Hungary’s largest commercial broadcaster plans to ramp up its local drama efforts in the wake of the success of its scripted format Divorce, says deputy CEO and director of programming Peter Kolosi. Speaking at the opening session of the NATPE Europe market in Budapest, Kolosi also dismissed the threat of US streaming service Netflix, which […]

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 […]