RTL Group steps up programme production in Holland

Luxembourg, 18 September 2000. – RTL Group, the leading European TV, radio and production enterprise, is to step up its programme production in Holland. The Group is preparing a joint venture between its international production division, Pearson Television, and Holland Media Group (HMG), which is also fully owned by RTL Group. The joint venture will produce for all television broadcasters in the Dutch market. It will have access to all of Pearson Television’s game show, entertainment and drama formats and will be supported by its worldwide development teams. RTL Group is preparing to start operations at the beginning of 2001.

Tony Cohen, Chief Executive Officer of Pearson Television Worldwide Production, said: “Holland is a terrific opportunity for Pearson Television and HMG. We now plan to set up a development operation creating new shows specifically for the Dutch market. We will also be able to offer the Dutch broadcasters and the creative community the opportunity to export their formats to the rest of the world.” Pearson Television, the international production division of RTL Group with a worldwide reputation in the field of entertainment, drama and reality production, already has production operations in over 30 other countries.

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