The Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) has announced that Guillaume de Posch, Co-CEO of RTL Group, has been unanimously elected president of the ACT by the General Assembly.
With almost 25 years of experience in the European TV industry, Guillaume de Posch brings unique expertise, leadership and a wide international network to the table. Since 1993 he has held top management positions in several European countries, including Co-CEO of Luxembourg-based RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital (since 2012); Chairman and CEO of Germany’s ProSiebenSat1; and Deputy General Manager and Programming Director of the former French pay-TV company TPS. He also served as a consultant for several media groups, including Greek TV broadcaster Antenna and NBC Universal Global Networks in Europe. In addition, Guillaume is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Groupe M6, in which RTL Group holds a controlling shareholding, and of RTL Belgium.
“RTL Group is a founding member of the ACT and is committed to commercial television having a strong voice at the heart of Europe, underlining our sector’s strong contribution to growth, jobs and democratic debate,” said
Guillaume de Posch, RTL Group’s Co-CEO.
“ACT members are committed to continued investment in high-quality European content and making it available when and how consumers demand it. European commercial broadcasters are in good shape, adapting and growing in the digital media world but we call for fair competition with global businesses operating in the EU.”
Grégoire Polad, ACT Director General, added: “ACT Members and team are delighted to welcome Guillaume de Posch as our new President. This is a strong signal of industry commitment to the EU dialogue as we hit the Digital Single Market Strategy midterm point. Europe is in the midst of vibrant legislative discussions that will shape the future of how content is financed, produced and distributed in Europe”.
ACT also issued a satement congratulating the European Commission as the DSM strategy reaches half-way point – with significant achievements including the Portability Regulation. This is an important opportunity for commercial broadcasters to reaffirm some principles that are key to maintaining a vibrant media in the EU that delivers for citizens and consumers, supports one million European Audiovisual (AV) jobs and a €93 billion annual contribution to the EU economy.