RTL Group has appointed Mike Murphy and Wolf Bauer as joint chiefs of its continental European production activities.

Murphy is currently CEO, European drama and CEO Asia for Pearson Television and Bauer is chairman of Ufa Film & TV Production.

The two execs will oversee production companies belonging to the group in German-speaking territories, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Benelux along with drama programming in Eastern Europe. RTL Group was formed by the merger of the UK's Pearson and Luxembourg-based broadcaster CLT-Ufa earlier this year.

Murphy will focus mainly on production while Bauer, who remains head of Ufa Film & TV, will liaise with European broadcasters within the group.