Gabriella Vidus, currently the general manager of RTL Hungary’s advertising sales house R-time, has been appointed the new CEO of RTL Hungary with immediate effect.

In addition, RTL Hungary’s programming director Péter Kolosi has been promoted to deputy CEO of RTL Hungary, also with immediate effect.

In this new position, he will remain responsible for the programming of RTL Hungary’s family of channels, including RTL Klub and the seven cable channels for Hungarian-speaking audiences.

Andreas Rudas, who had taken over the management of RTL Hungary as interim CEO in March 2015, will continue to serve as chairman of the company’s board, as part of his responsibilities as RTL Group’s executive VP regional operations & business development CEE and Asia.

Commenting on the changes, Rudas said: “Gabriella Vidus has been instrumental in making our family of channels the clear market leader in the Hungarian advertising market and in transforming our sales house R-time into an efficient and flexible service provider. She is deeply familiar with RTL Group, our management culture and the international TV industry. Her vision and dynamic leadership make her an excellent choice to open a new chapter in RTL Hungary’s growth story. I congratulate Péter Kolosi on his promotion to deputy CEO. With his programming skills and sense for new trends, he has been a key force in growing our audience leadership and building a strong, highly complementary family of channels. I am delighted we can appoint such a young and dynamic leadership duo from our local management team.”