Bert Habets
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After rising through the ranks at pan-European pioneer RTL, Habets became sole CEO of the company in 2017, whose Fremantle content production arm is one of the largest global creators of scripted and unscripted content outside the U.S. It also owns some of Europe’s largest linear broadcasters, including RTL in Germany and M6 in France. He implemented the company’s Total Video strategy, launching streaming sites in France and Germany, among other countries, to develop “a hybrid model combining a free advertising-financed service with a premium pay product.” In 2018, he acquired United Screens, the Nordics’ leading multi-platform network. It had already owned several worldwide, including Los Angeles-based StyleHaul, Berlin’s Divimove and Vancouver’s BroadbandTV. He stepped down as CEO in 2019.


  • RTL Group
  • RTL Nederland
  • Nordic Investment Bank


  • Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Bert Habets to Co-Lead European Media Giant RTL Group

Bert Habets to Co-Lead European Media Giant RTL Group

Bert Habets, CEO of RTL Nederland, is to replace Anke Schaeferkordt as co-CEO of European media giant RTL Group, serving alongside Guillaume de Posch.RTL Group owns or part owns 60 television channels and 31 radio stations, multiple production companies, such as FremantleMedia, and rapidly growing digital video businesses. The TV portfolio includes RTL Television in Germany, M6 in France, the RTL channels in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Croatia, and Hungary, and Antena 3 in Spain. Schaeferkordt will continue to serve...


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