Despite the tense TV advertising market, the Bertelsmann Group remains on course for growth. In the first nine months of this year, the media, service and education group increased its sales by 10 percent to 14.4 billion euros, as it announced on Friday. Organic growth was 5 percent.
In the case of the television division RTL Group, Bertelsmann recently had to accept losses in the important advertising business. However, these were clearly overcompensated by growth at producer Fremantle and in the streaming area. The BMG music division also grew at double-digit rates.