Frank Hoffmann to Lead RTL Television


LUXEMBOURG: Frank Hoffmann has been named managing director of RTL Television, while Bernd Reichart, currently the managing director for multichannel at Grupo Antena 3, succeeds him as managing director of Vox.

Hoffmann’s move from Vox to RTL Television takes place February 1, 2013. He has been the MD of Vox since 2005, and worked at RTL for 13 years prior to this. In the new post, Hoffmann reports to Anke Schäferkordt, co-CEO of Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. Schäferkordt commented: "Frank is a passionate content man with an excellent feeling for programs. He has impressively demonstrated his professionalism and management skills in recent years at Vox. Frank will work with the excellent and very experienced team to systematically develop and successfully manage RTL Television’s program lineup. I am very pleased that Frank is taking on this role."

Reichart will take over the top spot at Vox when Hoffmann transitions to RTL Television. Reichart has been in his Grupo Antena 3 post since 2007, responsible for seven free-to-air and pay-TV channels. Reichart, too, reports to Schäferkordt. "I am delighted to have won Bernd Reichart for Vox," Schäferkordt said. "He brings the perfect blend of experience and program management expertise in order to continue the success of Vox. At the same time he will contribute his experience from other media companies to the work of the Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland Management Board."

Hoffmann commented: "I am delighted to be working with the program-makers of RTL Television, for whom I have had the highest regard ever since my time at RTL Television and thanks to our close collaboration within Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland. After several wonderful years at Vox, I am now excited to work on an even greater diversity of genres. RTL Television’s team has been setting standards here for many years. Our job now is to jointly continue this success!"

Reichart remarked: "Vox is a one-of-a-kind success story. I very much look forward to contributing my experience from the international market in order to continue the channel’s successful development together with its strong team."