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RTL Television was launched in 1984 as RTL Plus. As a general-interest channel, RTL Television offers a diverse programming mix with strong formats across all genres, from entertainment and reality shows to news, sports and fiction. RTL Television has been the market leader among young audiences in Germany since September 1992.
Vox first went on air on 25 January 1993. Vox is a general-interest channel with a target group of mainly female viewers aged 14 to 59 years.
RTL II exemplifies enjoyment of life. The Munich-based TV channel inspires its audiences with emotional, multifaceted entertainment formats. All of its programmes centre on fun, entertainment and passion.
Super RTL is now established as Germany's most popular television channel for children. Some of Super RTL’s successes include the animation series
and the live action series
Disney Hannah Montana
Created in 1992, N-TV was Germany's first news channel. Since its launch, the station has been on-air 365 days a year offering a 24-hour programme made up of news, politics, business and economic information.
RTL Nitro is the latest Addition to Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland's portfolio. It shows high-end German Free-TV premieres and crime and sitcom classics, as well as riveting movies.
RTL Crime guarantees to keep viewers on the edge of their seats round the clock every single day by screening an explosive mix of the cream of RTL's crime series, including top international cop series and action shows.
RTL Living is positively bursting with ideas for active people in areas such as lifestyle, home decorating, food and drink, and also life in general, both inside and outside the family.
Passion offers top telenovelas, soaps und series from Germany, South America and the USA.
M6 is France’s second most popular channel for viewers under 50. M6 regularly tops the ratings with favourites such as the series
, the magazine shows such as
Un dîner Presque parfait
, and shows such as
W9 is a new generation, young and relaxed channel.
6ter is a free DTT family channel broadcasting fiction, series, entertainment and magazines.
M6 Boutique & co
M6 Boutique & co is the first French channel entirely dedicated to TV shopping, with 8 hours of live broadcasts per day.
Created on 6 October 1996 and a fully-owned subsidiary of M6 Group since January 2007, Téva is women’s must-have reference channel. Close to its viewers, modern and entertaining, Téva offers a diverse programming based on series, films, lifestyle and society magazines, entertainment and short drama.
Paris Première was created in December 1986 and was fully acquired by M6 in May 2004.
For more than 10 years, Série Club, part of Groupe M6, is the reference channel for series.
A generalist channel aimed at a young adult audience, TF6 offers original entertainment, recent drama and nearly 200 major feature films a year.
M6Music, Black and Rock provide a complementary music offering. M6Music, launched on 31 March 2005, is an all music type 100 per cent music channel dedicated to current chart toppers. The channel, which targets 15 to 34 year olds, is broadcast on satellite, cable, ADSL and mobile phones.
M6 Music Black
M6Music Hits, Black and Rock provide a complementary music offering. M6Music Black, created by M6 Music in 2005, is a 100 per cent music channel with an emphasis on urban music, hip-hop, r’n’b… for the 15 to 24 year olds. It is broadcast on satellite, cable, ADSL and mobile phones.
M6 Music Club
M6Music Club, the French number one TV channel dedicated to dance music, was launched on Tuesday 20 January 2009.
RTL 9 is France's leading cable and satellite channel offering a broad menu of family entertainment.
Since its launch in 1989, RTL 4 has grown into the largest commercial television station in the Netherlands. Its target group is primary consumers aged 20 to 49.
RTL 5 is a daring channel: young, provocative and tempting. It is aimed at a young, broad target group comprising both men and women, although it may be slightly more popular with women because of programmes such as
Holland's Next Topmodel
'Work Hard, Play Hard', that is the male motto that suits RTL 7 and its viewers down to the ground. During the day, we're hard at work with RTL Z and in the evenings and at the weekend, it's time for total relaxation with raw male reality series, films and sports.
RTL 8 is largely aimed at women, in particular those aged between 20 and 49. It is warm, enjoyable and informative, and offers viewers the chance to watch programmes again.
RTL Lounge is the fifth TV channel of RTL Nederland launched on 2 October 2009. RTL Lounge is a special-interest digital channel that broadcasts the best Dutch and foreign drama and lifestyle programmes.
RTL Crime is RTL Nederland's second digital channel. The special-interest pay-TV channel featuring domestic and US crime series as well as documentaries on true stories behind high-profile criminal cases.
RTL Telekids caters to children aged 3 to 9, featuring formats like
as well as
Ernst & Bobbie
and many other new series, films and shows
RTL-TVI is the top TV channel in French-speaking Belgium, reaching 4 million or 95 per cent of all Belgian viewers. RTL-TVI offers a strong schedule of family-oriented information, entertainment and fiction genres. The channel regularly tops the audience ratings with favorite programmes such as
Farmer Wants a Wife
Minute to win it
Launched by RTL-TVI in 1995, Club RTL is a TV channel targeting two key audiences. Children can watch their favorite cartoons in the morning, through the Kidz RTL programme window (launched in January 2012). For male viewers, Club RTL offers sports (Champions League and Europa League) as well as classic movies and series.
Plug RTL, launched as Plug TV by RTL-TVI in 2004, is a generalist channel targeted at adolescents and young adults. The channel's programme grid is based on series, fiction, young culture and reality TV.
RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg
RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg is Luxembourg's favourite news channel, accounting for no less than 60 per cent of the television audience.
Den 2. RTL
Den 2. RTL is RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg's second channel targeted to young adults broadcasting magazines, sport events and reruns of news.
The channel was launched in 2004 and became the number-one channel in Croatia within its first year on the air.
RTL2 is RTL Hrvatska’s second channel, focused on entertainment.
The launch ratings, reaching 5 per cent of the 4- to 14-year-old target group on the first day, exceeded all expectations.
RTL Klub has built up a powerful position since its launch in 1997 and has now established itself in pole position as the market leader in the 18 to 49 age range.
RTL II is a channel for the whole family with a strong female appeal, which will counterbalance the more masculine profile of Film Plus and the more general character of Cool. The programme line-up is comprised of premium local productions and international series.
Cool is the third most-watched television channel in Hungary, after RTL Klub and TV2. It is being continuously renewed and developing dynamically, and it offers its viewers mostly series, successful movies, show and entertainment programmes.
Film Plusz is Hungary’s leading movie channel. It offers blockbuster movies that generate high ratings and guarantee quality entertainment for all who want to enjoy a cinema experience in the privacy of their own living rooms.
Film Plusz 2
Film Plusz 2 is a non-violent family channel. This movie channel is devoted partly to female audiences, and partly to family films during the evenings and weekends. It offers comedies, romantic films, adventures and dramas. In the RTL cable portfolio, Film Plusz 2 is the channel that broadcasts most Hungarian films.
Prizma TV’s focus is on entertainment and its purpose is to provide something attractive for each generation. Most of its programming consists of beloved familiars, but there are some new audience favourites, too.
Sorozat Plusz is the channel for fans of series - for those who live in anticipation of the next episode. Sorozat Plusz offers something for each member of the family, from Latin-American telenovelas to top US series.
Muzsika TV is a colourful, carefree music channel that offers an excellent mix of traditional and modern pieces, featuring the greatest stars of folk and pop music as well as operettas and musicals.
Antena 3 is very well positioned within the Spanish audiovisual market, thanks to the innovation and success of its programs, the rigour of its News Programs and the skills of its professionals.
La Sexta, is a channel with an innovative, creative and compromised programming grid. Via its website, users have access to series and programmes in high definition, anywhere, anytime. Since 2010, La Sexta broadcasts all its contents in high definition.
Neox was launched on 30 November 2005. The digital theme channel of Grupo Antena 3 is targeted to younger viewers broadcasting international children's and adolscent series, education programmes, self produced fiction, news and entertainment programmes.
Launched on 30 November 2005, Nova, is a digital channel of Atresmedia. Nova is the family channel offering programmes related to health, lifestyle, cooking, travel, leisure time, information and entertainment to its audience.
Atresmedia's digital channel Nitro caters primarily to men aged 35 to 55.
Xplora is the channel made for curious people, a window to watch the most spectacular reality. Xplora is a documentary channel, with the best docurealities and the best documentary movies. The company has signed agreements with the most relevant production and distribution companies such as BBC, National Geographic, History Channel, HBO, Zodiak, Fremantle, Cineflix or Rive Gauche.
La Sexta 3 Todo Cine
La Sexta 3 Todo Cine is the first free-to-air channel with 24 hours of cinema. Not only movies (50 per week) but also premiere programmes, interviews, reports… are some of the contents of its grid. La Sexta 3 Todo Cine has a versatile website where the spectator will find videos, news, surveys, contests and an interactive area to get tickets for premieres and cinema awards.
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture formed in August 2013 bringing together two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place.
Big RTL Thrill
Big RTL Thrill is the first joint venture channel of RTL Group and Reliance Broadcast Network – and RTL Group’s first channel outside of Europe.
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