RTL Nederland

RTL Group sets up exclusive formats unit

RTL Group is stepping up its efforts to build exclusive content with the launch of Format Creation Group (FC Group), a new creative unit that will develop non-scripted formats exclusively for RTL broadcasters and streaming services. The new unit will be based in Hilversum, Netherlands, and led by managing director Matthias Scholten (pictured), a long-time […]

RTL finds Habets successor in Netherlands

European broadcaster RTL Group has found a successor for Bert Habets at its Dutch operation. With former RTL Nederland chief executive Habets recently upped to co-CEO of the wider RTL business, Sven Sauvé has been promoted. The current Dutch COO will take over as CEO on July 1. He will chair RTL Nederland’s executive management […]

RTL rebrands in the Netherlands

RTL’s Dutch channels business is rebranding to “communicate one clear brand to all audiences”. As of today, RTL Nederland will be known simply as RTL, which brings the business in line with RTL in home territory Germany. Watch the sizzle reel of the new @RTLNL branding .. en ontdek https://t.co/arox1SbWai — RTL Group (@rtlgroup) July […]

Lineup Industries snags RTL formats

New distributor Lineup Industries has struck a deal with RTL Nederland and will bring a range of the broadcaster’s formats to international markets. Lineup, the content company formed by ex-Endemol and Sony executives Ed Louwerse and Julian Curtis, will distribute the Holland’s Top Chef (pictured) and Ultimate Dance Battle formats as part of the RTL […]

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 […]

Profit and revenues down at FremantleMedia

FremantleMedia has reported a year-on-year declines in revenue and profit. The producer and distributor blamed ‘phasing effects’ – programmes that have been ordered but not yet aired – in Germany, the UK and Australia. FremantleMedia has reorganised in recent months, creating a new kids and family division and moving other activities previously overseen by FremantleMedia […]