FRANKFURT Nov 13 RTL Group, Europe's
biggest broadcaster, reported a 5.8 percent rise in
third-quarter operating profit thanks to slight growth in income
from advertising in Germany, its biggest market.
Earnings before interest, tax and amortisation (EBITA) from
continued operations excluding special items rose to 165 million
euros ($209.7 million), the company said on Tuesday.
The media group, which is majority-owned by media
conglomerate Bertelsmann, said it still expected its
full-year operating profit to drop below last year's record
($1 = 0.7867 euros)
(Reporting by Harro ten Wolde)