Blick Group cuts jobs in the video sector

The end of daily news programs at Blick TV leads to redundancies. Ringier will cut 4.5 full-time positions in the video area. In future, Blick intends to concentrate on on-demand video formats and live coverage of important events.

The daily news formats have not found their audience and have also fallen short of economic expectations, according to the Blick parent company Ringier. The Ringier social plan applies to the employees affected by the redundancies. Blick TV went on air for the first time in February 2020 with 48 employees.

In future, the Blick Group's moving image offering will focus on the two successful pillars of video on demand and formats, as well as on live reporting in the case of breaking news. In contrast, the daily news formats have not found their audience and are also falling short of expectations in economic terms, Ringier reports. This, combined with a generally challenging market environment, makes it necessary to reduce 4.5 full-time positions. (sda)


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