RTL Television

Federation backs German prodco Glisk from RTL Television alum & Splendid MD

France’s Federation Entertainment has partnered with the former head of head of fiction at RTL Television, Philipp Steffens, and Splendid Studios’ MD, Julie Link, to launch a new German prodco. Glisk will produce and create scripted and unscripted shows, as well as formats, for German buyers, while also striking international multi-genre co-productions on shows “with […]

SundanceTV gets first German drama

SundanceTV claims it will be the first US network to broadcast a German-language drama after coming on board the RTL series Deutschland 83. The eight-part drama from FremantleMedia-owned UFA Fiction (Generation War) has become a focal point of business for distributor FremantleMedia International, which has been touting its potential for months. The coming-of-age drama, set […]

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 […]