Equity story

  • • RTL Group is leading the consolidation of the European media industry by creating national media champions to strengthen its position in the competition with global tech platforms
  • • The national media champions operate across various media genres – spanning from video, audio to text – making use of cross-border cooperation and alliances in the areas of advertising sales, advertising technology, streaming technology and content development
  • • With Fremantle, RTL Group owns one of the world’s largest independent creators, producers and distributors of content. Fremantle has an international network operating in more than 25 countries, producing more than 12,500 hours of original programming and distributing over 30,000 hours of content to over 180 countries every year
  • • Fremantle focuses on drama & film, entertainment and documentaries – growing both organically and through M&A
  • • RTL Group’s business model is to produce, aggregate, distribute and monetise the most attractive video content across all formats and platforms
  • • RTL Group’s growth strategy focuses on streaming, addressable TV advertising and global content, with clearly defined targets by 2025 in each area. In total, these growth businesses will add €2 billion in revenue compared to 2020
  • • RTL Group’s revenues are generated on the basis of an efficient cost structure and strong cash flows
  • • This puts RTL Group in an excellent position to invest sustainably in its businesses across its strategic priorities – core, growth and alliances and partnerships – while ensuring attractive shareholder returns
  • • RTL Group offers an attractive dividend policy with a pay-out ratio of at least 80 per cent of the Group’s adjusted full year net result, including cash capital gains
  • • RTL stands for positive entertainment and independent journalism as well as inspiration, energy and attitude
  • • RTL Group is a responsible corporate citizen, creating value for viewers, listeners, digital users, partners, shareholders, employees and the wider society
  • • RTL Group focuses its Corporate Responsibility efforts on three priorities: content responsibility and journalistic independence, diversity and inclusion, and climate change – with the goal to become carbon neutral by 2030