Hartmut Ostrowski

  1. Thomas Hesse, Ex-Sony Music Exec, Joins RTL Group Board

    December 13, 2011 9:27 AM EST COLOGNE, Germany - More executive shuffling on the board of directors of European broadcasting giant RTL Group, as Thomas Hesse, formerly of Sony Music, takes the spot on RTL's board left vacant by Hartmut Ostrowski, the outgoing CEO of RTL p ...

  2. Bertlesmann Appoints Thomas Rabe New Chairman & CEO; Hartmut Ostrowski Stepping Down

    October 10, 2011 12:21 PM EDT The Bertelsmann AG Supervisory Board today (Oct. 10) appointed Thomas Rabe 46, currently Chief Financial Officer of the Group, its future Chairman & CEO. He will succeed the current Chairman & CEO Hartmut Ostrowski, 53, on January 1, 2012. ...

  3. Bertelsmann on Mergers and Acquisitions Path In 2011

    March 29, 2011 8:01 AM EDT Europe's biggest media group Bertelsmann BERT.UL said it had the financial muscle to look at acquisitions again after reducing its debt, and would look at Warner Music Group (WMG.N) and possibly EMI. Bertelsmann, which launched its biggest-ev ...

  4. Bertelsmann Turns 175

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The international media group Bertelsmann is celebrating its 175 anniversary. On July 1, 1835 the printer and bookbinder Carl Bertelsmann founded the C. Bertelsmann Verlag publishing company in Guttersloh, a town in the Westphalia region of German ...

  5. Bertelsmann Revenue Inches Up

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German media group Bertelsmann reports an operating EBIT that rose to €284 million ($360.9 million) in Q1 2010, more than twice the figure for Q1 2009, which totaled €115 million ($146.1 million). First-quarter revenues were up slightly year-o ...

  6. Bertelsmann Operating Income Up, Revenues Down

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's Bertelsmann media group improved its operating EBIT income by 14% year-on-year to €284 million ($426.5 million), up from €249 million ($373.9 million), in the third quarter of 2009. This improved result at the Gütersloh-based group ...

  7. BMG Rights Management's Revenue Target Revealed

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management will be generating revenues of around €10 million ($14.3 million) in the first year in business, according to Thomas Rabe, CFO at Bertelsmann AG, in an interview with Billboard.biz. "As there is an accounting cycle of be ...

  8. German Biz Mourns Egmont Lüftner

    May 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Egmont "Monti" Lüftner, formerly chairman of Arista Records, RCA Ariola and co-chairman of the Bertelsmann Music Group who worked with artists including Whitney Houston, has died at the age of 77 after he was hit by a truck at a recyclin ...

  9. Bertelsmann Execs Waive Bonuses

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann recorded a solid business performance in 2008, according to chairman and CEO Hartmut Ostrowski, who announced the results in Berlin. At the press conference today (March 24), Ostrowski said that as the German media company expects the ...

  10. Sony BMG Joint Venture Divide On The Cards

    July 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The split of the Sony BMG merger is virtually a done deal, Billboard.biz has learned. Well-placed sources say a Bertelsmann supervisory board meeting has been convened today to examine the sale of the German media giant's 50% stake, with a fi ...

  11. Report: Bertelsmann Wants $1.5bn for Sony BMG Stake

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann is valuing its stake in Sony BMG at $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion as the German media group escalates its efforts to pull out of the record music joint venture with Sony Corp, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. According to the r ...

  12. Bertelsmann Wants Out Of Sony BMG JV, Reports Claim

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The fate of the Sony BMG joint venture is on the cards, again. According to a report published today in the New York Times , German media group Bertelsmann is planning to intensify talks on pulling out of its recorded music JV with Japan's So ...

  13. Bertelsmann Shopping Sony BMG Stake, Reports Claim

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann has declined to comment on reports which claim the media giant is sounding out buyers for its stake in the Sony BMG joint venture. The German firm's chief financial officer Thomas Rabe has met with at least two private equity comp ...

  14. Global Bertelsmann Execs Gather For Berlin Summit

    December 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST The possible sale of Bertelsmann Direct North America, and a revamped music publishing house for Sony BMG are just some of the likely topics on the agenda at the upcoming world meeting of the Bertelsmann media group. The summit in Berlin on Wednes ...

  15. Sources: Ostrowski To Be Named New Bertelsmann CEO

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media conglomerate Bertelsmann is set to name Hartmut Ostrowski, the head of its printing and media services division, as the group's new chief executive on Friday, sources familiar with the matter said. "It's clear that Ostrowski w ...

  16. Bertelsmann Bows New P2P Platform

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG is planning to launch this summer a new peer-to-peer download service, dubbed GNAB. The Gütersloh, Germany-based firm's services and technology division, Arvato Mobile, has develop HAMBURG -- Bertelsmann AG is planning ...

  17. Bertelsmann Bows New P2P Platform

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST GNAB to roll out this summer. Bertelsmann is planning to launch this summer a new peer-to-peer download service, dubbed GNAB. The Gütersloh, Germany-based firm's services and technology division Arvato Mobile has developed the new platform to ...

  18. Bertelsmann Bows New P2P Platform

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann is planning to launch this summer a new peer-to-peer download service, dubbed GNAB. The Gütersloh, Germany-based firm's services and technology division Arvato Mobile has developed th Bertelsmann is planning to launch thi ...