Advanced Television


Fremantle hires Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment

Fremantle has appointed Andrew Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment. Based in London and reporting to Group CEO Jennifer Mullin, Llinares will assume overall responsibility for Fremantle’s global entertainment production, development and acquisitions teams, effective immediately. He takes over from Rob Clark, who retires at the end of February after 20 years with the company. […]

January 16, 2023

RTL Group: “High revenue growth in Q3”

RTL Group has published its quarterly statement for the January to September 2022 period. Thomas Rabe, Chief Executive Officer of RTL Group, commented: “RTL Group had a solid first nine months of the year 2022, in the face of a challenging macroeconomic environment and its impact on advertising markets. The high revenue growth in the […]

November 4, 2022

BBC acquires Fremantle dramas

The BBC has acquired two non-English language drama series – Senorita 89 and KaDeWe – Our Time is Now from Fremantle, with both set to air later this year. Created and directed by the award-winning showrunner Lucia Puenzo, scandalous thriller Senorita 89 delves behind the curtain of Latin America’s beauty pageant culture in the 1980s, […]

July 21, 2022

Indielab reveals cohort for 2022 TV Accelerator

Indielab has announced the 15-strong cohort of independent TV production companies looking to unlock their potential and supercharge growth by joining its 2022 TV Accelerator. The selected indies, each chosen as a business that could benefit hugely from the programme, come from across Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and England, and continue to reflect the diversity […]

May 11, 2022

RTL Group Q1 revenue up 11.3%

RTL Group has reported that total revenue was up 11.3 per cent to €1.56 billion, mainly thanks to scope effects at RTL Deutschland (from the acquisitions of Gruner + Jahr and Super RTL) and Fremantle as well as positive foreign exchange rate effects. Group revenue was up 4.4 per cent organically, mainly driven by TV […]

May 6, 2022

Amagi puts more personalisation & automation into Amagi PLANNER

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has launched the advanced version of its content planning and scheduling platform – Amagi PLANNER. The product, introduced in 2021, makes planning and scheduling of channel programming seamless and cost-effective for digital-first companies. Amagi PLANNER enhancements include flexibility in ad break scheduling, […]

April 13, 2022

RTL results boosted by streaming, TV ads

RTL Group has released its full-year results for the year ending December 31st 2021. Group revenue increased 10.3 per cent to €6,637 million (2020: €6,017 million), mainly due to strong growth of TV advertising revenue in the second, third and fourth quarters of 2021, of Fremantle and of the streaming businesses. Group revenue was up […]

March 17, 2022

C4, Talkback partner for Ellie Taylor double commission

Channel 4 and Talkback are to collaborate on two brand new entertainment shows, the four-part You Won’t Believe This (w/t) and two-parter Let’s Make a Love Scene, both fronted by comedian Ellie Taylor. Ellie Taylor said “I jumped at the chance of getting involved in both these shows and I’m super excited to be working […]

March 9, 2022

Spark Sport delivers live experiences with Amagi

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has partnered with Spark Sport, a New Zealand-based premium sport streaming service, to provide content aggregation and playout services for their OTT linear channel, Spark Sport 1. Spark Sport offers live and on-demand sports content including the English Premier League, UEFA football, […]

March 4, 2022

Fremantle acquires 70% of Lux Vide

Fremantle, the creators, producers, and distributors of premium content, has acquired 70 per cent of Lux Vide, the Italian independent television production company. Launched in 1992, Lux Vide has established itself as one of Italy’s leading producers, with over 1,300 hours of prime-time original scripted content viewed in 144 countries worldwide. Over three decades, Lux […]

March 3, 2022