CBS Looks For Growth Abroad — With David Hasselhoff’s Help

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 Sells Stake In German Super RTL Channel

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.

RTL ‘Steps Out’ Of Battle For Endemol Shine

Bertelsmann to Sell Its 17% Stake In RTL

Bertelsmann Considering Reducing RTL Stake

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 […]