Fremantle Owner RTL Group Forms New Unscripted Formats Unit

Variety | 7/18/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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RTL has created a new unit that will work up unscripted formats exclusively for broadcasters and streaming services in the group. Fremantle, which is a major force in unscripted, is part of the RTL Group, and makes shows for RTL and third parties. The new Format Creation Group will develop ideas exclusively for in-house outlets. It will focus on factual entertainment and reality shows.

Broadcasters in the RTL Group include RTL in Germany and M6 in France. The French broadcaster’s boss, Nicolas de Tavernost, was a driving force in the creation of the new division.

Programs - France - Germany - Netherlands - Spain

“We have noted that successful programs in France also often work well in Germany, the Netherlands or Spain,” the M6 chief said. “And that a format that is a flop in one country is generally also a flop in the other European countries. With this new development unit, we now have the opportunity to share our experiences and our energy at a European level in order to become ever more innovative.”

Based in Hilversum in the Netherlands, FC Group will be led by former TV host and RTL Nederland exec Matthias Scholten. He will put together a team...
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