November 27, 1997 |
Hungarian television operator Magyar RTL, 49%-owned by Luxembourg-based CLT UFA, said it will appeal a ban on using a photo of the pope in an ad and may sue the advertising watchdog that made the ruling. The poster, promoting the programs of Magyar RTL's commercial channel, RTL Klub, shows the pope yawning above the message "RTL Klub--a little intimacy every evening."
June 24, 1997
Germany's Kirch Group and CLT-UFA of Luxembourg said they plan to form a German pay TV joint venture and agreed to use a single decoder box for transmissions, ending a long-running dispute between the media companies. The companies agreed to cooperate in a venture that will provide Kirch Group with more investment and the Bertelsmann and Luxembourgoise de Telediffusion joint venture with a strong partner in digital television, analysts said.