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ndF Group strengthens its non-fiction activities with experienced former ProSiebenSat.1 executive

ndF: Entertainment GmbH has joined forces with René Carl and his company LIONTRAX as strategic consultants for the development...

ndF: Entertainment GmbH has joined forces with René Carl and his company LIONTRAX as strategic consultants for the development and expansion of future non-fiction strategies and productions of the ndF Group. The very experienced media manager and content expert will be on board as of December 1, 2018.

In 2017, the ndF Group had already acquired a stake in the Cologne-based producer spin tv, with the strategic aim to expand the group's factual activities. René Carl's commitment now ignites the next stage of the announced development in the non-fiction sector. 

In close cooperation with the managing directors of both production companies, Carl will coordinate the ndF-spin-tv-network and take charge of the development of the brand strategy for existing brands, the development and production of new formats and the expansion of new business areas. One focus will be on the changed opportunities and requirements of content production in times of digitalisation and fragmentation of the media market.  

Eric Welbers, Managing Director of ndF, is looking forward to working with René Carl "whom we hold in high regard, both professionally and personally. Together we want to exploit the opportunities of a very dynamic market." 

"What connects us with René is 20 years of factual passion," says spin TV managing director Thomas Luzar and adds: "With his international background and his sense for strong content, we want to set trends in the non-fiction sector. In times of digitalisation, but also in times when different narrative genres are growing together, we want to be represented on all relevant platforms and produce suitable content for them. René will be of great help."

René Carl: "It is a great pleasure for me to work with such experienced media managers and programmers as Thomas Luzar, Eric Welbers and their dedicated teams. In the past, I have always come to know them as extremely competent doers, who have a high level of production quality, entrepreneurial thinking and brand loyalty, combined with the courage and passion to innovate. I am very much looking forward to continuing this path with them."