RTL Group

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RTL Group - Entertain. Inform. Engage. RTL Group is a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, with interests in 60 television channels and 31 radio stations, content production throughout the world and rapidly growing digital video businesses. The television portfolio of Europe’s largest broadcaster includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, Hungary and Antena 3 in Spain. The Group also operates the channels RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD in Southeast Asia. RTL Group’s families of TV channels are either the number one or number two in eight European countries. The Group’s flagship radio station is RTL in France, and it also owns or has interests in other stations in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Luxembourg. RTL Group’s content production arm, FremantleMedia, is one of the largest international creators, producers and distributors of multi-genre content outside the US. With operations in 31 countries, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network is responsible for more than 10,000 hours of programming a year and distributes over 20,000 hours of content worldwide. Combining the catch-up TV services of its broadcasters, the multi-channel networks BroadbandTV, StyleHaul and Divimove as well as FremantleMedia’s more than 240 YouTube channels, RTL Group has become the leading European media company in online video. RTL Group also owns a majority stake in the programmatic video advertising platform SpotX.
HQLuxembourg, LU
Employee Ratings3.5
Overall CultureA+

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2017)9,807
Revenue (FY, 2021)€6.6 B(+11%)
Share Price (Jun 2022)€40.3(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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Key People/Management at RTL Group

Bert Habets

Bert Habets

CEO and Chairman of the Bertelsmann Management SE Executive Board CEO
Thomas Rabe

Thomas Rabe

CEO and Chairman of the Bertelsmann Management SE Executive Board CEO
Elmar Heggen

Elmar Heggen

Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer,Group
Francesco Costadura

Francesco Costadura

Executive Vice President Human Resources
James Singh

James Singh

Vice Chairman of the Board of Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee
Martin Taylor

Martin Taylor

Chief Executive Officer, Croatia
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RTL Group Office Locations

RTL Group has offices in Luxembourg and Köln
Luxembourg, LU (HQ)
43 Boulevard Pierre Frieden
Köln, DE
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RTL Group Financials and Metrics

RTL Group Revenue

RTL Group's revenue was reported to be €6.64 b in FY, 2021

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RTL Group's current market capitalization is €6.2 b.
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36.4 b105 b274 b

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RTL Group Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Yospace TechnologiesJanuary 09, 2019€29 m

RTL Group Revenue Breakdown

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RTL Group revenue breakdown by business segment: 9.1% from OTHER SEGMENTS, 36.5% from MEDIENGRUPPE RTL DEUTSCHLAND, 20.9% from GROUPE M6, 8.7% from RTL NEDERLAND, 29.0% from FREMANTLEMEDIA and -4.3% from Other

RTL Group revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 33.8% from GERMANY, 21.0% from FRANCE, 9.2% from NETHERLANDS, 13.6% from USA, 15.9% from OTHER REGIONS and 6.6% from Other

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RTL Group Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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RTL Group Online and Social Media Presence

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RTL Group News and Updates

UPDATE 1-Bertelsmann's Rabe takes over as CEO at TV unit RTL Group

* Pledges continuity on strategy, to back local streaming services

RTL Group Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was RTL Group founded?

    RTL Group was founded in 2000.

  • Who are RTL Group key executives?

    RTL Group's key executives are Bert Habets, Thomas Rabe and Elmar Heggen.

  • How many employees does RTL Group have?

    RTL Group has 9,807 employees.

  • What is RTL Group revenue?

    Latest RTL Group annual revenue is €6.6 b.

  • What is RTL Group revenue per employee?

    Latest RTL Group revenue per employee is €676.8 k.

  • Who are RTL Group competitors?

    Competitors of RTL Group include ABS-CBN, Radio Jamaica and Sun TV Network.

  • Where is RTL Group headquarters?

    RTL Group headquarters is located at 43 Boulevard Pierre Frieden, Luxembourg.

  • Where are RTL Group offices?

    RTL Group has offices in Luxembourg and Köln.

  • How many offices does RTL Group have?

    RTL Group has 2 offices.