UFA Sports hires ex-Sportfive exec

Robert Muller von Vultejus to help run group

COLOGNE, Germany -- UFA Sports, the sports rights division of European TV giant RTL Group, has hired former Sportfive executive Robert Muller von Vultejus to jointly run the group with Sportfive's former CEO Philip Cordes.

RTL launched UFA Sport in April, marking an aggressive re-entry into the sports rights business, which it left in 2006 when it sold its 25% stake in Sportfive to French media group Lagardere. The division is based in Hamburg.