LONDON — Guillaume de Posch, co-chief executive officer of RTL Group, Europe’s leading TV network with interests in more than 50 TV channels, will deliver a keynote speech at TV tradeshow MipTV, which runs April 4-7 in Cannes.
De Posch will address the MipTV audience on April 4, taking as his theme “The digital transformation of RTL Group.”
De Posch was appointed chief operating officer and member of the RTL Group executive committee in January 2012, subsequently being named co-CEO of RTL Group in April 2012. In this position he oversees RTL Group’s broadcasting operations outside Germany and its content production arm, FremantleMedia, whose numerous hit titles include “Idols,” “X Factor,” “Got Talent” and “The Price is Right.” De Posch is also chairman of the board of BroadbandTV, StyleHaul and SpotX – RTL Group’s recent digital investments in North America.
De Posch began his media career with Luxembourg-based CLT, a predecessor of RTL Group. In 1997, he was appointed deputy general manager and programming director of the French pay TV operator TPS, before joining Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1 in 2003 as chief operating officer, later becoming CEO.
Other keynote speakers so far confirmed at MipTV are bestselling author Harlan Coben; president of Vivendi Content, and global managing director for the Havas Media Group, Dominique Delport; and Mattel’s president and chief operating officer Richard Dickson.