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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

RTL Group creates new ad sales unit

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group is to combine its fully-owned businesses RTL AdConnect, G+J iMS and the media division of Smartclip to create what it says will be an ‘international advertising sales champion’. The new unit will provide international advertisers simplified access to a portfolio of media brands across TV, digital video, radio/audio, online, mobile and […]

February 17, 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

RTL Group sells RTL Croatia to CME

Pan-European broadcaster RTL Group has reached an agreement with Central European Media Enterprises (CME) for the sale of RTL Croatia. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022. The total consideration to be paid at closing amounts to €50 million. In addition, RTL Group will […]

February 14, 2022

RTL sells VideoAmp stake

RTL Group has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in VideoAmp, a US software and data company for media measurement, for $104 million (€92 million) in cash. The transaction was carried out as a share buyback by VideoAmp and became effective on January 4th 2022. RTL Group’s shareholders will benefit from the transaction in […]

January 6, 2022

RTL Group, Amobee form TechAlliance

RTL Group has announced a partnership with Amobee to strengthen their ad-tech businesses in continental Europe. RTL Group and Amobee will establish a jointly owned sales and services company called TechAlliance, which will combine the ad-tech services of Amobee and Smartclip in Europe. The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals and expected to close in […]

October 21, 2021

Jam City acquires Fremantle’s Ludia

RTL Group has announced that its global content business, Fremantle, has completed the sale of its 100 per cent shareholding in Ludia to US-based mobile entertainment company Jam City for $165 million (€139 million). In 2009, Fremantle acquired an initial stake of 29 per cent in Ludia, before increasing its shareholding to 100 per cent […]

September 9, 2021

Dang, Schäfer named RTL Deutschland co-CEOs

Following the decision to combine RTL Deutschland and Gruner + Jahr as of January 1st 2022, RTL Group has announced changes to the management of RTL Deutschland. Effective immediately, Matthias Dang and Stephan Schäfer will take over the leadership of RTL Deutschland as co-CEOs. The former CEO of RTL Deutschland, Bernd Reichart, will leave RTL […]

September 1, 2021

RTL Group sells SpotX ad-tech unit

RTL Group is selling its US ad-tech business SpotX to Los Angeles-based sell-side advertising platform Magnite. The transaction is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and is expected to close in Q2. The purchase price consists of €468 million in cash and 14.0 million shares of Magnite stock. The agreement implies an enterprise value (100 […]

February 5, 2021

RTL Group sells shareholding in BroadbandTV

RTL Group has completed the sale of its entire shareholding in Vancouver-based BroadbandTV to BBTV Holdings for €102 million (C$158.8million). RTL Group says the sale is consistent with its three-priority strategy –core, growth, alliances & partnerships –which includes continuously reviewing the Group’s portfolio and growing its European digital assets in the areas of streaming, advertising […]

October 29, 2020