De Posch will address the MIPTV audience on Monday April 4, and will take as his theme: “TV = total video. The digital transformation of RTL Group.” His keynote presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
De Posch was appointed Chief Operating Officer and member of the RTL Group Executive Committee in January 2012, subsequently being named Co-CEO of RTL Group in April 2012. In this position he oversees RTL Group’s broadcasting operations outside Germany and its content production arm, FremantleMedia, whose numerous hit titles include, Idols, X Factor, Got Talent and The Price is Right. Guillaume de Posch is also Chairman of the Board of BroadbandTV, StyleHaul and SpotX – RTL Group’s recent digital investments in North America.
De Posch began his media career with Luxembourg-based CLT, a predecessor of RTL Group. In 1997, he was appointed Deputy General Manager and Programming Director of the French Pay-TV operator TPS, before joining Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer, later becoming CEO.
Other keynote speakers so far confirmed at MIPTV 2016 are bestselling author Harlan Coben; President of Vivendi Content and Global Managing Director for the Havas Media Group, Dominique Delport; and Mattel’s President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Dickson.
MIPTV 2016 will feautue a special Focus on Germany, which will shine the spotlight on German TV programming and production.
The MIPTV Focus on Germany will provide TV professionals from around the world with a unique opportunity to discover new German programming, meet top-level executives from the German TV industry, and forge new partnerships with German producers.
Lead partners, Red Arrow International and ZDF Enterprises, will host special conference sessions on international production and co-production of scripted and non-scripted TV programmes. Other German media companies confirmed as partners with the Focus on Germany programme include Deutsche Welle, Global Screen and WDR mediagroup.
In addition, Beta Film will host an international screening on Monday 4 April. An enlarged German Pavilion will be back on the MIPTV exhibition floor with AG Dok, ARRI Media, German Films, SOLA Media, Spiegel TV, and Your Family Entertainment already confirmed as exhibitors.
Other Focus on Germany initiatives include a showcase of innovative media disruptors and a dedicated MIPTV feature magazine about the German TV industry.