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Warner-Discovery, French Deal “Dramatically” Push M&A Up European TV Agenda

The mega-deal between WarnerMedia and Discovery and a big French combination unveiled earlier this week are putting mergers and acquisitions into the spotlight for the European television…

TF1, M6 Propose $4 Billion Merger to Form French TV Giant

In a bid to compete with Netflix and other global streaming giants on their home ground, Groupe Bouygues and RTL Group have announced plans to merge leading French commercial broadcasters TF1 and <a href="" id="auto-tag_m6_1"…

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: Niche Streamers Offer Indie Players an Alternative to Netflix

By investing in original productions and international series, regional and specialty platforms like AMC-backed Acorn TV, Nordic Noir-focused Viaplay, and RTL Group's TVNow are opening up new markets…

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. 

David Hasselhoff to Play David Hasselhoff in German TV Series

The Hoff goes meta in 'Ze Network,' a dark comedy series from CBS Studios and RTL's TV Now, playing David Hasselhoff, a Hollywood actor caught up in a German Cold War conspiracy. 

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.

Disney to Sell Its Stake in German Kids Channel Super RTL

The entertainment giant has held 50 percent of Europe's largest children's channel, but is shifting its focus to its streaming platform Disney+.

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.