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RTL streamers post 34% growth but Fremantle revenues dip

Fremantle-owner RTL Group has seen positive growth for its streaming services, with TV Now and Videoland up 34% year-over-year to reach 1.53 million subscribers, but the production and distribution firm’s revenue has slightly dipped. The company said that the introduction of lockdown measures in mid-March has contributed to a higher growth rate of its streaming […]

Exclusive: Germany’s RTL orders local version of hit Israeli dramedy ‘Stockholm’

German broadcaster RTL has ordered a local adaptation of Israeli black comedy Stockholm for its streaming platform TVNOW and linear TV channel Vox. The format, which is also being adapted in the US, is sold by Keshet International (KI) and is being produced by Keshet Tresor Fiction (KTF), the German scripted division launched by KI […]

RTL’s scripted chief Philipp Steffens departs as linear, streaming teams combine

German broadcaster RTL is merging its linear and streaming divisions for scripted content, with the company’s head of fiction Philipp Steffens set to leave as a result. Steffens has led RTL’s fiction team since 2014 and has been behind shows including Deutschland ’83, The Teacher and Alarm For Cobra 11. His next move is not […]

A+E’s ‘Miss Scarlet And The Duke’ heads to the US, Canada, Australia

US broadcaster PBS, Seven Network in Australia and CBC in Canada are among broadcasters to have picked up 19th Century crime drama, Miss Scarlet And The Duke. The show marked A+E Networks International’s first scripted co-production and was created by Grantchester writer Rachael New, who was attached as showrunner to the 6 x 60-minute first […]

Endemol Shine sends ‘Lego Masters’ to Belgium, Netherlands

Endemol Shine has sold its hit entertainment format Lego Masters into the Netherlands and Belgium, making the format now available in six markets.  Dutch broadcaster RTL has commissioned a local series from Endemol Shine Netherlands, while Belgium’s VTM has ordered up its own adaptation of the format, also produced by Endemol Shine Netherlands. The casting […]

RTL Group names new CEO

RTL Group has named its chairman Thomas Rabe as CEO following the unexpected resignation of Bert Habets. Rabe will take on the roll in addition to his existing duties as chairman and CEO of Bertelsmann, RTL’s 71.5% majority shareholder. RTL said that Habets had decided to resign as CEO and leave the RTL board for […]

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