Bertelsmann/RTL Pact Gets Regulator Attention

Legrand, Emmanuel; Spahr, Wolfgang; Heasman, Jon
March 2001
Billboard;03/03/2001, Vol. 113 Issue 9, p38
Trade Publication
Reports on plans by German media group Bertelsmann to acquire a majority stake in RTL Group, thus becoming the leading TV and radio broadcaster in Europe. Details of the pact, in which Bertelsmann will acquire Groupe Bruxelles Lambert's shares in RTL; Why regulators and competitors are concerned about the deal; Comments of industry executives.


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