RTL Group and Sky Deutschland have agreed an extensive new partnership covering streaming and content.
German broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland will acquire Disney’s 50% shareholding in Super RTL, turning the German children’s and family channel into a 100% subsidiary.
Faced with growing competition by globally uniform players such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+, RTL Group wants to focus more strongly on its core brand RTL.
Four new channels from the RTL Group have been added to PostTV, Luxembourg’s largest TV platform.
US ad-tech company Magnite has agreed to buy SpotX from RTL in a deal worth $1.17 billion.
The industry and retailers were ready, consumers had been informed, but then came Corona: In view of the current crisis, German public broadcaster ARD does not consider it appropriate to carry out the SD switch-off of its TV channels on Astra (19.2 degrees East).
The Formula 1 races will be exclusively shown on pay-TV in Germany from the next season: Sky Deutschland has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights in a long-term agreement.
After this year’s season, RTL will end its live transmissions of Formula 1 races, which the German broadcaster has been showing on free-TV since 1991.
The customers of German DTH satellite platform HD+ on Astra (19.2° East) can now also restart already running programmes on the channels of German broadcast group RTL.
European media group RTL has seen an increase in the net reach of its TV channels, resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic.