BERLIN — German station RTL2 announced Monday that Josef Andorfer, 40, will replace Rudolf-Markus Reischl as managing director Aug. 1. Andorfer currently is programming manager at Austrian pubcaster ORF and previously worked for Germany’s No. 2 commercial station SAT1.
RTL2’s programming expenditures currently exceed ad revenues. Shareholder CLT-UFA would like to improve efficiency at the weblet by bringing RTL2 into a holding company headed by Germany’s top-rated commercial network RTL. Reischl has publicly announced his opposition to RTL2’s inclusion in such a holding.