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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 […]

RTL Deutschland reshuffles top management

RTL Deutschland CEO Anke Schäferkordt is to exit the group after nearly 30 years of service and will be succeeded by Vox MD Bernd Reichart (pictured). Schäferkordt will depart the company on 31 December 2018. A joint decision was made by RTL Group and the exec not to renew her contract. Reichart will succeed the […]

Vox to start Knife Fight in Germany with NBCUniversal format

German network Vox has commissioned a local version of NBCUniversal International Formats (NBCUIF)-sold culinary series Knife Fight. The local show will known as Knife Fight Club, with each episode challenging two celebrity cooks to create and present dishes, while being heckled by the audience and each other. Endemol Shine Germany has signed on to produce […]

Talpa sells celebrity ageing format to BTV

Formats company Talpa has shopped its new format, Story of My Life, to Bulgarian free TV broadcaster BTV. The show, in which celebrity couples are artificially aged using prosthetics and make-up, and then filmed as they see their newly aged up partners. It launched as a special on RTL4 and the Dutch broadcaster will launch […]

New free TV deal for Talpa’s latest format

Talpa’s The Story of My Life has won an order from Russian free-to-air broadcaster Channel One. The show is billed as a talkshow with a twist and features celebrity couples who, through prosthetics and make-up are aged, allowing them to see what each other will look like in years to come. Talpa’s sales arm launched […]

Euro nets like Real Men

Germany’s VOX is among three buyers of Red Arrow Entertainment Group format Real Men. The format, which hails from Denmark, will also be remade in the Netherlands, for RTL, and Sweden, for TV4. Real Men sees five everyday men embark on massive health transformations, and comes from MakeItBee (fka Fjernsynsforeningen), which produced it for DR1. […]

Euro nets awaken Shopping Monsters

RTL in Croatia and Albania’s Tring TV have ordered local versions of Turkish daily makeover format Shopping Monsters. Distributor Global Agency has sold sold a second season to RTL in the Netehrlands and Polsat Safe, via HotPot Media, in Poland. The stripped entertainment show is currently in production on its third season on M6 in […]

SBS Discovery strikes volume deal with truTV

SBS Discovery Norway has struck a two-year volume deal for content from the truTV cable channel. The general entertainment channel is owned by Turner Broadcasting and the SBS Discovery deal was struck by Turner’s Non Stop Entertainment. SBS Discovery operates six channels in Norway; free-to-air flagship channel TV Norge as well as the FEM, MAX, […]

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 […]