RTL Deutschland can take control of Super RTL
JUNE 14, 2021 12.30 EUROPE/LONDON BY JULIAN CLOVER


Photo: Boris Breuer

RTL Deutschland has been given the green light to purchase the 40% of Super RTL held by Walt Disney Company.It follows permission from competition authority the Bundeskartellamt.

RTL had announced its intention to fully acquire the 25-year old channel in May.

Commenting on the transaction, Bernd Reichart, CEO, RTL Germany, said: “We are pleased to welcome Super RTL completely in the media group RTL Germany. With the high TV and digital expertise of Super RTL, we will jointly design our digital agenda together. We look forward to the closer cooperation with a familiar and highly professional team.”

Its planned to conduct the transaction in the next few weeks, assuming the Austrian Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde is also in favour.