KKR investment firm acquires Tele München Gruppe

New York-headquartered investment firm KKR has acquired German producer-distributor Tele München Gruppe (TMG). The business is to create an independent platform that will host premium content out of Germany, along with other licensed programmes. The largest indie media company in Germany, TMG has a vast catalogue of international feature films and series, along with a […]

Telegraaf and Talpa prep OTT channels

Dutch publisher and media group Telegraaf Media Groep and ITV-owned producer and distributor Talpa have confirmed plans to launch two OTT channels this year. Mandy van der Wal, director of OTT at TMG and a former Talpa exec, spoke about the new channels at an industry event in the Netherlands. TMG is sinking €27 million […]

Martin Gastinger to run ATV

Tele München has upped Martin Gastinger to CEO of ATV following this week’s news that Ludwig Bauer is leaving the Austrian free-to-air broadcaster and TMG. Gastinger will be elevated from his current position of programme director. He has been at ATV since 2007 and will take the helm on May 1. Bauer is returning to […]

Ludwig Bauer leaving Tele München

Tele München’s Ludwig Bauer is leaving the company. Bauer has been at the German-language media company for eight years overseeing the relaunch of Tele 5 in Germany and then the development of the ATV channels in Austria, including the roll out of the ATV2 service in 2011. Bauer said he was leaving the company and […]

Absolutely Independent inks Dutch content exchange deal

Dutch distributor Absolutely Independent has entered into a “multi-layered” partnership with the video division of Netherlands media giant Telegraaf Media Groep. The deal will see the pair exchange content and develop and coproduced new programmes for the Dutch broadcast market. As part of the deal, Absolutely’s format catalogue, which includes the likes of The Exit List, […]