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ITV rules out Endemol Shine purchase

ITV has said that it will not make a bid for Endemol Shine, joining the likes of Germany’s RTL which has also ruled itself out. “In light of continued press speculation, ITV confirms that it has no current intention of making a bid for Endemol Shine Group,” the company said in a statement to investors on Wednesday morning (October […]

RTL and ITV strengthen advertising partnership

German and international broadcaster RTL and UK commercial broadcaster ITV are to strengthen and extend their advertising sales partnership, with Kelly Williams, ITV’s managing director of commercial, joining the board of RTL AdConnect, RTL’s international ad sales house. Under the pair’s extended partnership, RTL AdConnect will represent ITV globally outside the UK and foster closer […]

RTL appoints former MTV president as CEO of StyleHaul

RTL has appointed former MTV president Sean Atkins as the new CEO of its fashion, beauty and lifestyle multi-platform network StyleHaul.
 Atkins, who has previously held senior roles at Discovery and HBO, started at Stylehaul this week. In his new role he will work closely with Stylehaul CFO Melanie Kirk, who has been interim CEO […]

RTL withdraws interest in Endemol Shine purchase

German broadcaster RTL has withdrawn its interest in buying Endemol Shine as it focuses on growth initiatives such as building mass-audience VOD services and expanding FremantleMedia’s drama output. The FremantleMedia-owner revealed that it had dropped out of the race to purchase Endemol Shine, according to Reuters. “On Endemol Shine, we stepped out of the process,” […]

RTL posts strong results as it focuses on VOD and drama

RTL announced strong Q2 and H1 results as it focuses on its two main growth initiatives – building mass-audience VOD services and expanding FremantleMedia’s drama output. The German broadcaster said that it continued its business development and ‘Total Video’ strategy in the first half of the year with H1 revenue up for the fourth consecutive […]

Show of the week: Big Bounce Battle

Big Bounce Battle promises to be one of the most fun new formats at MIPTV this year. The show, originally from Endemol Shine Netherlands and for German network RTL via Endemol Shine Germany, uses the growing global trend for trampolining and parkour as the centre point of its USP as a format. “It seems like […]

RTL’s de Posch exiting as Habets becomes sole CEO

Guillaume de Posch is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of RTL Group, leaving Bert Habets as the pan-European broadcast group’s sole chief executive. De Posch (pictured right), who will step down on January 1, will continue to serve as a non-executive member of RTL Group’s Board of Directors. Habets (below left), who was […]

The TBI Interview – Frank Hoffmann, managing director of RTL Deutschland

RTL managing director Frank Hoffmann tells Dieter Brockmeyer how Germany’s largest commercial network has lasered in on original programming and where the opportunities lie. It’s an interesting time for Germany’s RTL channel, especially in regards to scripted programming. There will be six premieres of domestic series this autumn, a number that has rarely been hit […]

Ex-A+E exec to lead ProSiebenSat.1 int’l efforts

Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 has named former A+E Networks UK executive Nicolas Eglau to the new position of executive vice-president of international. Eglau, who was chief operating officer EMEA and general manager for Benelux the Nordics, CEE, the Middle East and Africa at A+E Networks, will take charge of ProSiebenSat.1’s international activities, including the European Media Alliance, […]

BBC among French sci-fi drama buyers

The UK’s BBC Four, Germany’s RTL and DR in Denmark have boarded a French sci-fi drama series from Empriente Digitale. DR’s deal gives it exclusive local rights for seasons one and two of Missions, while the BBC and RTL have struck second window deals, for free TV and premium pay TV respectively, as AMC-owned SVOD […]

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