At the end of March 2019, RTL Group registered 1.15 million paying subscribers for its video-on-demand platforms (TV Now in Germany and Videoland in the Netherlands), up 59% year on year.
The sudden departure of Bert Habets as CEO of the RTL Group has an unusual aftermath, with the Group refusing to discharge him.
RTL Group has appointed Natalie Tideström Heidmark as new CEO of United Screens, a multi-platform network (MPN) in the Nordics, effective 1 April 2019.
In a surprise move, Bert Habets has decided to resign as CEO and member of the Board of RTL Group quoting personal considerations. Thomas Rabe is the new CEO.
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.