RTL Group, Europe’s leading broadcast and content company, today announced that Richard Eyre, Director of Strategy and Content, and an executive director of the board of RTL Group, will be leaving at the end of March.
Tony Cohen, currently Chief Executive, Worldwide Production for Pearson Television, becomes Chief Executive Officer RTL Group Production Businesses. Bruno Chauvat, Managing Director of RTL Group, will now assume responsibility for the strategy department. Tony will join the RTL Group Management Board.
Didier Bellens, Chief Executive, said: ‘I would like to thank Richard for the tremendous contribution that he has made to the formation and development of RTL Group, and for his role in the integration of Pearson Television. We understand his reasons for leaving and wish him all the best for the future. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Tony Cohen. He brings a breadth of experience to the role and we look forward very much to working with him.’
Richard Eyre added: ‘The business logic for the merger of Pearson Television and CLT/Ufa was compelling, and RTL Group now has one of the world’s leading content businesses and is well positioned for growth. This was one of my primary tasks and now that it is complete I have chosen to take the opportunity to think radically about my next steps.’
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