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    1. October 29, 2014

      BSkyB buys stake in YouTube network Whistle Sports

      BSkyB has become the latest traditional media group to invest in a YouTube video network with the acquisition of a $7m stake...

    2. August 21, 2014

      RTL warns ‘alarming’ Hungarian tax would hit profits

      RTL Group, Europe’s largest broadcasting company, has warned that profits would be hit by an “alarming” tax on advertising...

    1. July 31, 2014

      RTL buys online video advertising group

      Europe’s largest broadcasting group, RTL, has made an unusual bet on the growth of online video, paying $144m for a majority...

    2. July 15, 2014

      TV chief accuses Hungary of interference

      The chief executive of Hungary’s most popular commercial television station has accused the Hungarian authorities of using...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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,...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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,...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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....

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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