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.
RTL Group’s FremantleMedia is to rebrand as Fremantle on Monday, September 10.
RTL Group said that in the first half of 2018 it continued its successful business development and Total Video strategy.
SpotX has announced a new management team to oversee all aspects of SpotX’s business in Europe, including its merger with smartclip.