RTL Group does not intend to accept ProSiebenSat.1’s invitation to participate in the latter’s joint German streaming venture with Discovery for the time being.
WATCH VIDEO. At the end of 2018 RTL Group registered 1 million paying subscribers for its VOD platforms (mainly the pay services TV Now Premium in Germany and Videoland in the Netherlands), up 76.7% year on year.
Jörg Graf (pictured), currently Chief Operating Officer Programme Affairs at Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, will become the new managing director of German TV channel RTL on February 1, 2019.
RTL Group has signed an agreement to acquire control of the UK-based video technology company Yospace. The transaction is expected to close 1 February 2019.
RTL Group will combine Divimove and UFA X, effective 1 January 2019, into one integrated powerhouse for the production, aggregation and monetisation of short-form video content in Europe.
RTL Group will focus on stronger organic growth by expanding its video-on-demand services through significant investments into more local, exclusive content and into a joint VOD tech platform.
Anke Schäferkordt will leave RTL Group on December 31, 2018 after more than 13 years as CEO of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and over 27 years with RTL.
RTL Group has appointed Tobias Schiwek as new CEO of multiplatform network, Divimove, effective 1 January 2019.
RTL Group and ITV have signed an agreement to strengthen and extend their existing partnership in international advertising sales.
RTL Group has appointed Sean Atkins as new CEO of StyleHaul, effective from 10 September 2018.