RTL Group today has appointed Sven Sauvé (43) as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTL Nederland, effective 1 July 2017.
Anke Schäferkordt has decided to focus on leading Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. She will be replaced by Bert Habets as the new Co-CEO of RTL Group alongside Guillaume de Posch.
RTL Group announced that it has decided not to exercise the call option for the remaining 49% shareholding in BroadbandTV.
Alain Berwick will step down from his position as CEO of RTL Lëtzebuerg at the end of this year.
The Czech Republic’s Nova Group has strengthened its focus on new media by hiring Piotr Kocel as a director responsible for all activities in the sector.
RTL Group revenue was up 9.5% to €1,432 million (Q1/2015: €1,308 million), mainly driven by higher revenue from FremantleMedia, Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland and its rapidly growing digital businesses.
Digital has become a significant growth driver for the RTL Group with digital revenue up 72.2% to €508 million.
German children’s and family channel Super RTL wants to launch a second channel.
Bertelsmann will continue to be headed by Thomas Rabe: The German media company’s supervisory board renewed the CEO contract for another five years.
RTL Group saw its net profit in H1 increase by 73.8% year-on-year to €351 million.