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  1. April 3, 2014

    Channel 5 bidders question broadcaster’s valuation

    A war of words has broken out over the valuation of Channel 5, ahead of this month’s deadline for second-round bids for the...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Laura Ashley (ALY) Sales might be weak and the fashion division needs a makeover, but with signs of a consumer recovery...

  1. August 20, 2013

    Yahoo hires UK television veteran as Europe head

    Dawn Airey, the former chairman and chief executive of UK commercial television broadcaster Five, is to run Yahoo’s...

  2. June 26, 2013

    RTL invests in YouTube video channels

    RTL, the European broadcaster, has bought a 51 per cent stake in online video company BroadbandTV, mirroring similar recent...

  3. April 29, 2013

    Bertelsmann set for €1.4bn from RTL share placing

    German media group Bertelsmann is poised to pocket €1.4bn from the partial sale of its stake in broadcaster RTL, making it...

  4. April 17, 2013

    RTL stake sale to boost Bertelsmann funds

    Bertelsmann is poised to make up to €1.6bn through a partial sale of its stake in television broadcaster RTL, in what would...

  5. April 8, 2013

    French reality TV: vision thing

    You know reality television has gone too far when a contestant actually dies. Tragically and ironically this happened during...

  6. April 4, 2013

    Bertelsmann to float part of RTL stake

    Bertelsmann has confirmed its intention to float part of a controlling stake in Europe’s leading television broadcaster RTL,...

  7. March 26, 2013

    Bertelsmann near to decision on RTL float

    Bertelsmann will make a final decision shortly after Easter over whether to float a 17 per cent stake in RTL, Europe’s...

  8. beyondbrics

    March 25, 2013

    India: tricky time for men's TV channel

    It’s a strange time to be launching a men’s television channel in India, given the controversy over gender issues in the...

  9. February 20, 2013

    Bertelsmann moves back to music stage

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, could spend around €500m to take full control of BMG, its music joint venture with KKR,...

  10. January 31, 2013

    Bertelsmann seeks buyer for €2bn RTL stake

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, cemented its return to dealmaking by announcing its intention to sell a stake in...

  11. November 30, 2012

    Bertelsmann appoints new head at Arvato

    Bertelsmann, the German media company that owns RTL television and Random House book publishing, is making its fifth big...

  12. November 2, 2012

    Rabe catches lucky break at Bertelsmann

    Some at Bertelsmann say Thomas Rabe was blessed with a lucky break. The German media group’s chief executive of 10 months...

  13. October 19, 2012

    Bertelsmann bid for control of G+J fails

    Bertelsmann has given up attempts to take full control of its Gruner und Jahr maga-zine subsidiary, a blow to the German...

  14. October 7, 2012

    Studio surfs rising wave of online TV

    It has been dismissed as television’s poor relation but original online video programming is starting its move into the...

  15. September 24, 2012

    Two Telecom Italia Media bids confirmed

    At least two bidders made non-binding offers to acquire Telecom Italia’s media unit ahead of the Monday evening deadline....

  16. September 19, 2012

    France on alert over Mohammed cartoons

    Popular anger in the Muslim world against the US over an anti-Islamic film threatened to shift to France after a French...

  17. September 13, 2012

    Bertelsmann looks at funding options

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, stressed its determination to find new funding by saying it could sell stakes in the...

  18. August 31, 2012

    Bertelsmann chief vows ‘transformation’

    Thomas Rabe, chief executive of Bertelsmann, pledged a “step-by-step trans-formation” of the German media group as he...

  19. August 29, 2012

    G+J’s Buchholz quits Bertelsmann board

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, looked on the verge of losing the head of its Gruner + Jahr magazine unit after he...

  20. August 23, 2012

    Bertelsmann seeks full control of Gruner

    Bertelsmann is trying to take full control of magazine company Gruner + Jahr, as signs mount that the German media group,...

  21. April 11, 2012

    Poll puts Pirates ahead of Greens

    The sudden emergence of the internet-based Pirate party as a potential new force in German politics was confirmed this week...

  22. March 28, 2012

    Bertelsmann warms to outsiders

    The idea of outsiders investing in family-controlled Bertelsmann has appeared cursed in recent years. Perhaps this is why...

  23. March 28, 2012

    Bertelsmann: going forward ... at last

    No offence to Gütersloh, but Bertelsmann looks ready to shed its small-town mentality. Chief executive Thomas Rabe has...

  24. March 28, 2012

    Bertelsmann moves closer to stake sale

    Bertelsmann has taken a step towards selling a strategic stake, or listing its shares on the stock market, moves that would...

  25. March 6, 2012

    Advertising slot demand boosts RTL

    Strong demand for advertising slots in the Netherlands and the popularity of programmes such as The X Factor USA have pushed...

  26. February 7, 2012

    Zeiler to quit RTL for Turner role

    RTL Group’s long-standing chief executive is leaving Europe’s largest broadcasting group to take over international...

  27. January 22, 2012

    Turkish media group attracts foreign interest

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, Time Warner and Texas Pacific Group are among five foreign companies expected to show interest...

  28. January 19, 2012

    Endemol finds support for restructuring

    Endemol, the maker of the Big Brother reality TV programmes, has reached a milestone in attempts to free it from about...

  29. January 13, 2012

    Spain opens door to cuts at TV stations

    Spain laid the foundations for swingeing cuts to the country’s vast network of regional television stations on Friday, two...

  30. January 6, 2012

    RTL pulls out of Greek TV market

    RTL, the pan-European broadcaster, has pulled out of another market after announcing on Thursday that it is to sell its 70...

  31. December 22, 2011

    Web is media game changer, says music chief

    Pop legend Boy George once derisively called record-company executives “bank managers who wear jeans,” a view Hartwig...

  32. December 4, 2011

    Bertelsmann chief forms advisory group

    Thomas Rabe, the new chief executive of Bertelsmann , has put his first stamp on the media group by enlarging the top tier...

  33. October 27, 2011

    Canal Plus in talks to control Poland’s TVN

    Canal Plus, the pay-TV subsidiary of France’s Vivendi, is in negotiations with TVN, one of Poland’s leading private...

  34. beyondbrics

    October 27, 2011

    Poland: struggling to tune in to TVN

    A confusing statement announcing talks on a strategic partnership between Poland’s TVN television network and France’s Canal...

  35. October 10, 2011

    Rabe replaces Ostrowski as Bertelsmann head

    Bertelsmann, Europe’s largest media company by revenues, appointed its finance director Thomas Rabe as chief executive on...

  36. September 26, 2011

    Media: Cologne has a talent for television production

    Berlin, Munich and Hamburg are the cities most commonly seen as the bastions of Germany’s media scene. But Cologne can...

  37. September 23, 2011

    Box clever: The future of television

    This is not the future of television: you sit on the sofa, reach for the remote control and press the “on” button. Up pops a...

  38. September 22, 2011

    Vivendi and Time Warner vie for Poland’s TVN

    At least two global media groups are competing to buy a controlling stake in TVN, the largest Polish private broadcaster by...

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