The broadcaster’s production arm is venturing into foreign-language programming with the German spy show Ze Network, a dark comedy starring Hasselhoff that will debut next year on TV Now, a video-on-demand platform that is a unit of Germany’s Mediengruppe RTL.
Disney is continuing its retreat from traditional television by selling its stake in German family channel Super RTL. The U.S. company’s joint-venture partner, the German broadcasting giant RTL, has acquired Disney’s 50% holding in the channel. RTL will now own 100% of Super RTL. Financial terms were not disclosed.
BERLIN (AP) — German media group Bertelsmann says it is considering reducing its stake in its European television business, RTL Group, but will retain a majority share. Bertelsmann currently holds 92.3 percent of the voting rights in RTL. It said in a statement Thursday that it’s considering selling part of that stake and using the […]