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Streaming Growth Lifts RTL, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Game of Talents’ Help Fremantle

The first-quarter results of European television giant RTL Group — the owner of American Idol

MIPTV: Fremantle Takes Full Control of ‘Shtisel’ Producer Abot Hameiri

Fremantle has bought out the Israeli production house behind the Netflix hit 'Shtisel' and Acorn TV's 'The Attache,' taking full control of Eitan Abot and Guy Hameiri's Tel Aviv-based Abot Hameiri.

German Media Giant Bertelsmann Boosts Profit Despite COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic hit Bertelsmann's ad-supported TV divisions Fremantle and RTL Group, but digital operations saw strong growth. 

Amazon Prime Takes ‘We Children From Bahnhof Zoo’ Global 

Amazon will bow the German drama series, based on the best-selling Berlin-set drama 'Christiane F,' across North America and Europe, following a deal with Fremantle.

European TV Giant RTL Sees Ad Rebound, Streaming Boom, 2020 Profit Drops

Europe's largest commercial television company, and owner of 'American Idol' producer Fremantle, sees a "strong case for consolidation" in a European industry hard hit by COVID lockdowns.

RTL Group Sees Bounceback in European TV Ad Markets

Operating profits at Europe's largest commercial television group beat targets, with advertising revenue recovering faster than expected from the coronavirus downturn.