The plan of the new moderator Sebastian Fitzek

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The thriller author Sebastian Fitzek will be the new host of the TV talk show “Riverboat”. Now the star writer has commented on his plan.

Sebastian Fitzek (49) wants to carefully take the helm in the talk show “Riverboat”. His goal is to do two or three programs first, without saying: “Riverboat was once a successful format and Fitzek rocked it down,” said the presenter, who has so far mainly acted as Best selling author is known on Friday in Leipzig. In the future, the program will be produced by MDR and RBB on a weekly basis. Fitzek will moderate the Berlin edition together with Kim Fisher, in Leipzig Fisher and Jörg Kachelmann will stay on deck for another year.

So far, the “Riverboat” was a pure MDR broadcast. The Berlin edition should visually resemble the Leipzig one, said Peter Dreckmann, head of entertainment. “First and foremost, we rely on continuity. It is very important that the audience has the feeling: This is my riverboat, regardless of whether it comes from Leipzig or Berlin. “

At the same time, the MDR hopes for freedom in entertainment through the cooperation with the RBB, said program director Klaus Brinkbäumer. They are to be used to develop new digital formats with which 30 to 49 year olds can be reached – a target group that linear television is increasingly lacking. “If it succeeds as we imagine it will be, it’s win-win.”

Text: dpa / Editor: JN


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