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RTL Television program director Frank Berners is ankling to work for the broadcaster and parent RTL Group as adviser on programming, development and strategy.

The heads of RTL Television’s programming departments will now report to managing director Anke Schaeferkordt.

Berners “has since 1992 been instrumental in making RTL No. 1 among young viewers and launching major TV trends in German television,” said Schaeferkordt. These include “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” and “Super Nanny.”

Berners has been at RTL since 1989 and has served as program director since 1999.

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