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Schmitter named CEO of RTL Deutschland

RTL Deutschland has announced that Stephan Schmitter will become CEO of the German media company effective January 1st 2024. In addition to his current role of Chief Content Officer, Schmitter will take charge of streaming service RTL+ and the reorganised publishing business Gruner + Jahr in his new role. As of January 1t 2024, the […]

November 15, 2023

Panel: Scope for SVoD uptake, but going tough

An ANGA COM panel gathered senior representatives from the main SVoDs and in-country broadcasters to debate new growth in TV and video. Christoph Schneider, Managing Director of Prime Video Germany, pointed out that as household penetration of services was lower than in most European markets, there was plenty of potential for growth. That was as […]

May 23, 2023Nick Snow @ ANGA COM

Hoberg to head ad tech unit at RTL Deutschland

RTL Deutschland is bundling its ad technology activities. Led by Martin Hoberg as Chief International AdTech Officer, the new unit will further develop the company’s international ad tech investments. Smartclip and its subsidiary Realytics (France), as well as Yospace (UK) and the 50-per-cent-owned SQL Services, will continue to operate on the market as independent companies. […]

May 5, 2023

Schmitter joins RTL Deutschland management board

RTL Group has announced that Stephan Schmitter, currently Chief Journalistic Content Officer at RTL Deutschland, has been appointed to the Management Board of RTL Deutschland with immediate effect. As Managing Director of Programming, he will take on responsibility for all content (entertainment, journalistic content, fiction, sports and RTL Studios productions) and brands from RTL Deutschland. […]

November 17, 2022

DT, RTL Deutschland live TV 5G network slicing

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Deutschland have broadcast live TV content via the 5G standalone network of Deutsche Telekom. The technology was used by ntv for a live interview ahead of the Digital X tech trade fair in Cologne. A virtual network section was used to transmit high-quality moving images in a stable and smooth way. […]

September 13, 2022

RTL Deutschland adds to Management Board

RTL Group has appointed two new members of RTL Deutschland’s Management Board: Ingrid Heisserer, currently CFO Austria & Germany at the global cosmetics company L’Oréal, will become the new CFO of RTL Deutschland, effective December 1st. She will succeed Alexander Glatz, who will leave RTL Deutschland on August 31st as previously announced in July. Additionally […]

August 30, 2022

RTL Deutschland names new Management Board

RTL Group has announced that it is reorganising the Management Board of RTL Deutschland. Matthias Dang (Co-CEO), Alexander Glatz (CFO), and Oliver Radtke, who is responsible for the overall coordination of the combination of RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr (G+J), will now manage RTL Deutschland, along with Andreas Fischer. Fischer, Executive Vice President (EVP) […]

August 17, 2022

Report: Pay-TV market growing in GSA region

The pay-TV and SVoD market is continuing to grow in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to the Pay TV and Paid VoD in Germany 2021/2022 report published by VAUNET. In Germany, total revenue from pay television and paid VoD in 2021 rose by 13.1 per cent to reach €4.7 billion, and is expected to grow […]

July 20, 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

WarnerMedia boost for RTL+

RTL Group’s RTL Deutschland business unit has signed an exclusive agreement for an extensive, multi-year programme volume deal with Warner Bros Entertainment. Starting from Q1 2022, RTL Deutschland will receive access to exclusive films and series, including HBO Max originals, to complement the increasing number of German originals on its rapidly-growing streaming service RTL+. In […]

February 16, 2022