Market position strengthened: Groupe M6 agrees to the acquisition of free-to-air children’s channel Gulli and five attractive pay-TV channels from Lagardère.
Podcast push in Germany and France: RTL Group launches Audio Alliance, Audio Now and RTL Originals.
Fremantle gets on track for success with the second season of drama series “American Gods,” the show format “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” and strong UFA productions including the new season of “Charité.”
Successful print innovation: Gruner + Jahr expands its portfolio of personality magazines with “Wohllebens Welt,” the new nature magazine from GEO and bestselling author Peter Wohlleben.
In France, Prisma Media consolidates its position as the market leader in digital video reach with close to 20 million unique users per month.
“Stern” magazine launches the podcast “Faking Hitler” and reexamines the 1980s forgery scandal with previously unreleased material. The podcast is also the basis for a TV series on RTL, making it the first fiction collaboration of the newly founded Bertelsmann Content Alliance.